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No life 

Can !"• pure in its purpose and strong in ii> strife, 

\ml all life mil be inner and stronger thereby. 

— Meredith. 

Then welcome each rebuff 

That turns earth's smoothness rough, 
Each sting that bids nor sit, uor stand, bul go; 

Be our joys three purls pain! 
Strive, and hold cheap the strain. 

Learn, nor account the pang; 
Dare, never grudge the throe. 

— Browning. 

OW zealously Miss Baright has endeavored to inculcate 
minds the thought which those words express in selecting for us 
literature thai has opened our eyes to the knowledge that the 
rough places in our lives and in the lives of others can not be 
made smooth through oversight or the plea of ignorance! It 
is only after keenly realizing their existence and doing all in our 
power to remedy them, with the thought ever before us "to 
strive and hold cheap the strain," that we can be of any real 
service to mankind. 

To her untiring efforts, also, is due the fact that we now appre- 
ciate to a fuller extent the beauties of Nature, and the true meaning of the 
common things of life, so often considered sordid and uninteresting; but 
which contain the essence of all that is noble and pure. 

But not only as our instructor, has Miss Baright endeared herself to us. 
We owe her a deep debt of gratitude for the many delightful readings she has 
given us, for her willingness to assume charge of our class play, achieved 
with such success, and her invaluable suggestions for the class book. 

In so many ways has Miss Baright aided in making our school life a 
pleasant one, that the members of the class of 1915 take this opportunity 
to express their appreciation for the generous co-operation of so kind and 
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Frank Fuller Muhdock, Principal 
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"Brother — There is no payment in the world! 
We work and pour our labor at the feet 
Of those who are around us and to come. 
We live and take our living at the hands 
Of those who are around us and have been. 
No one is paid. No person can have more 
Than he can hold. And none can do beyond 
The power that's in him. To each child that's born 
Belongs as much of all our human good 
As he can take and use to make him strong. 
And from each man, debtor to all the world, 
Is due the fullest fruit of all his powers, 
His whole life's labor, proudly rendered up, 
Not as return — can moments pay an age? 
But as the simple duty of a man. 
Can he do less — receiving everything?" 


TIT is with a feeling of great honor that we, following the custom of previous classes, 
^ issue this book, portraying the spirit of the class of 1915. 

Before leaving this institution where we have been gaining invaluable knowledge 
and inspiration for the past two years, it is our wish to furnish something which will 
ever keep alive the memories of those happy days spent together. We tl ink that 
the "Normalogue," as a chronicler, will provide a means whereby fleeting Time 
shall not hold us in his power entirely; where we may turn in days to come to revisit 
the former scenes of our escapades and fun, and where it will be possible for us to renew . 
in spirit, at least, the friendships of our instructors, with whom we strove for the same 
ideals; and of our classmates, who shared alike failures and successes, always endeav- 
oring to be loyal daughters of old Alma Mater. 

fimj Sirnn &tmtl) 

"HVTEW occasions teach new duties; 

J*' Time makes ancient good uncouth: 
They must upward still, and onward. 
Who would keep abreast of truth." 

Everyone will agree that the hours spent in Geography, 
History and Economics classes have been ones of great 
enjoyment. Although some of us have spent four periods 
a day there, they have been none too long. We hope that 
many coming classes will have the honor bestowed upon 
them of receiving the help and advice that we have had. 

May Mr. Smith enjoy a long and successful future. 

Militant Nelamt dlaljmum 

3XSIST on yourself: never imitate. 
Your own gift you can present every moment 
With the cumulative force of a whole life's cultivation: 
But of the adopted talent of another 
You have only an extemporaneous half possession." 

William Nelson Johnson. 
From Emersons Self- Reliance. 



jKnkttb U. (&ubb 

r. sends this 

rftttr. (iuss, our former Science instructo 
•'■W message to the class of 1915: 

"Rough, bleak, and hard, our little State 
Is scant of soil, of limits strait ; 
Her yellow sands are sands alone, 
Her only mines are ice and stone. 

From Autumn frost to April rain. 
Too long her winter woods complain, 
From budding flower to falling leaf, 
Her summer time is all too brief. 

Yet, on her rocks, and on her sands, 
And wintry lulls, the school-house stands, 
And what her rugged soil denies, 
The harvest of the mind supplies. 

The riches of the commonwealth 

Are tree, strong minds, and hearts of health; 

And more to her than gold or grain, 

The cunning hand and cultured brain." 

"Our State" Whittier 

Mixnj A. Prarson 


hough we travel the world through to find the beauti- 
ful, we must carry it with us or we find it not." 

— Emerson. 



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Amur (C. $»krrlr 

An intelligent observer of educational work in many 
lands says, "There arc two elements indispensable to 
good teaching; an enthusiasm Tor one's subject, and a love 
for I he si udenl ." 

My wish for you. members of the class of 1915, is enthu- 
siasm based on knowledge' and skill, and a constantly grow- 
ing love for the children under your can-. 
"Thou must thyself be I rue 

II' thou I lie I nil h wouldsl teach ; 
Thy soul must overflow 

If thou a soul wouldsl reach; 
It takes the heart's o'erflow 

To give the lips I'ull speech." 


iRnsa it. €>rarlr 

y this thought of Emerson's become the experience' 
of the class of 1915. 

" me go where'er I will 
I hear a sky-born music still; 
It sounds from all things old. 
It sounds from all things young. 
From all that's fair, from all that's foul, 
Peals out a cheerful song. 

'Tis not in the stars alone. 
Nor in the cups of budding flowers, 
Nor in the redbreast's mellow tone. 
Nor in the bow that smiles in showers. 
Hut in the mud and scum of things, 
There alwav, alwav, something sinus." 



Altn> 1. iKnouiltmt 

"^THE best things are nearest; 
^^ Do not grasp at the stars. 
But take life's plain, common work as it comes." 

MtB. Imtna B. (Emtrlf 

"TTThis day I am master of my fate. Into this day just 
^^ begun, there shall enter only noble and high precepts. 
Into it shall come only charming and lovely people; if 
they do not appear so, I shall see only the good in them 
and so help them to show forth the good. It shall be a day 
of unfaltering energy, of fairer zeal and of new and beautiful 
ideals. It is to be a day of happiness to me and all I meet. 
It is to be a day of clearly defined purpose and acceptable 
results. This day I will carry with me the spirit of Love." 

We shall cherish always the memory of the many happy 
hours spent with dear Mrs. Conch. 



ijmuiali Prrriual Watrrtnan 

'"JSJKLIKYK in yourself ; believe in humanity; believe in 
*•■ the success of your undertakings. Fear nothing 

and no one. Love your work. Work, play, hope and trust. 

Keep in touch with today. Teach yourself to be prac- 
tical and up-to-date and sensible. Both happiness and 
success are yours." 

Mra. (Sraues 

AX inspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as 
a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust 
and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable 
activity. To have many of these is to be spiritually rich. 

Robert Louis Stevenson. 


NORM A 1,0(1 V E 

Amur J). tCamphipr 

^TTlie educated man is a rounded character, well adjusted 
N*' by nature and by training to the world in which he is 
called to live. He has learned self mastery, consideration 
for the rights of others and the final art that schools so 
fail often to teach, of knowing how to learn and keep on 
learning. Knowledge that is applied to life and is increased 
in using, sympathy that is ever awake and active as a 
motive for action, humility and curiosity that deepen and 
broaden the soul in following out the thoughts of God — 
these are elements of the education we desire for all men 
upon earth. 

Isaac Qgden Rankin. 

^jttjHEN Time who steals our years away 
W Shall steal our pleasures too, 
The memory of the past will stay 

And half our joys renew, 

Then talk no more of future gloom 

Our joys shall always last; 

For Hope shall brighten days to come. 
And Memory gild the past. 





iflnia thmhrr 

i s Bugbee, our matron, came to us alter graduating 
from the Host on School of Domestic Science. Her ever 
radiant smile and store of good jokes have made her a 
lasting friend to us all. The class of 1915 wishes her great 
happiness in her future life. 


Four things a man must learn to do 
If he would make his record true; 
To think without confusion clearly; 
To love his fellow-men sincerely; 
To act from honest motives purely; 
To trust in God and Heaven securely. 

Henri/ Van Dyke. 

Alirr SJillian ISjaU 

iTttJISS HALL is one person whom the Seniors, especially 
*W the waitresses, will greatly miss when they leave the 
dormitory. They will not soon forget her bright and 
cheery ways. Her chief occupations, besides cooking, are 
dancing and telephoning, but those do not take away any 
of her dignity as Assistant Matron. 

We hope that she will soon be able to show her powers 
as matron of some establishment and wish her the best 
of luck in her undertakings. 




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Alma Mater, time of parting 

All too soon is drawing nigh, 

And with sadness, deep and tender, 

Do we say our last good-bye. 

We go forth into the future, 

And the future years will tell 

Of our love that naught can sever, 

Alma Mater, dear, farewell. 

Alma Mater, we thy children 
Now go forth from 'neath thy care, 
Yet enthroned in heart and memory 
Shall we hold thy name so fair, 
Let thy blessing rest, O Mother, 
On the class that loves thee well. 
Nineteen-fifteen now doth wish thee, 
Alma Mater, dear, farewell. 

We would crown thy name with honor 
And in garlands that we hear 
May the laurel intermingle, 
Yet may truth he ever there. 
At the name of nineteen fifteen 
May thy heart forever swell. 
Time is passing, now, O Parent, 
Alma Mater, fare thee well. 

Theresa Hay den. 


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(Elans (Mrpra 

Helen H. Illingworth Treasurer 

Emma E. Dewey Secretary 

Corresponding Secretary Sarah C. Harris 

A. Tekese Burns 
Edith Waterman 

MARY E. BETTI, North Adams, Mass. 

"Little drops of water, 
Little grains of sand, 
And little Mary Betti 
All go hand in hand," 
Isn't that "cute," just like Mary? 

"'Twinkle, twinkle little star, 
How I wonder who you are!" 

That is also quite appropriate for Mary, as the teachers look at 
Mary and Lena Pozzi, and if they want Mary, they think — Which 
is it? 

"To be or not to be, that is the question." 
And so young also is Mary. When she first went to the training 
school, the teacher in the second grade thought she was a new scholar 
in the wrong room. 

But what Mary lacks in size, she more than makes up in ability and 

"So long, Mary, we hate to see you go." 

N () R M A L OGUE 



"Let nothing disturb thee, 
Nothing affright thee; 
All things are passing; 
God never changetk; 
Patient endurance 
Attaineth to all things; 
Who God possesseth 
In nothing is wanting; 
Alone God sufficeth." 


"/fPIH, I'm so tired, I fool just liko going to 
>W I have so in noli work to do. I think it's 

bed, but I can't, for 
awful ! All the work 
wo have." This exclamation comes nightly from a Kindergarten 
girl who lias eight study periods a week including "gym." However 
over-worked this student always has time to inquire about the girls' 
gentlemen friends. When she spies a girl whom she suspects of having 
been in the company with one of the opposite sex, she rushes up to 
her and asks all in a breath, "Did you have a good time? Was he 
young? Was he good looking?" 

But, nevertheless, she is a conscientious student, and well liked by 
the children, two points which cannot fail to make her a decided 
success as a teacher. 


" My friends hare come to me unsought, the great God gave them to me." 


"JfJOEHMY" is one of our girls who appears rather dignified. 
W Although things seem to take on a serious air when she is near, 
yet her sense of humor is very keen. 

Her prospect as a reader is great for the selections of her choice are 
always delivered in a very beautiful manner. The Glee Club, also, 
claims her as one of its members and has honored her with the office 
of secretary. 

She is very much afraid of the dark and this fear will have to be 
overcome before she can become a brave teacher. As soon as four 
o'clock arrives Ida hurries to take the car for Adams, before the sun 
goes down; but if Dick happens along, of course, she is frightened at 

May all good wishes and fortunes forever attend her! 



FLORENCE BOOM, Adams, Mass. 

" The social, friendly, honest girl, 

'Tis she fulfils great Nature's plan." 

"TlTLORENCE is one of the girls from Adams and, if she finds all she 
~J has to tell us in Adams, it certainly must he a wonderful place. 
Perhaps 'Boomie's latest and greatest ambition to westward wend her 

way is not merely for experience in teaching hut to he near " Prescott," 
Arizona. "Of course!" We wonder if Florence's ardent love for 
domestic science is as great as her love for "Keith's" vaudeville, we 
know she has a corner on a great many things but none can com- 
pare at present with her corner on "frat" pins. Our best wishes 
go with Florence whether westward or eastward she wends her way. 

J. ELSIE BROWN, North Adams, Mass. 

''Age cannot wither her nor custom state her infinite variety." 

^JjtflK are kepi continually guessing what Elsie will do next. But 
-W we are sure that her motives must he good when we think 
of the petition which she started last year asking for the return of 
Professor Guss. Elsie is a member of the Glee Club, and we very 
much enjoy to have her sing for us in chapel. We are sure Elsie will 
make a success of teaching and our best wishes are with her. 

ANNA TERESE BURNS, Pittsfield, Mass. 

"0 Powers that be, teach me to know and to observe the Hides of the 
game. Help me to win, if win I man; '■>"' — ond this, oh Powers, espe- 
cially — if I may not win, make me a good loser." 

/TTKRESE is one of our Pittsfield girls, and Pittsfield can well he 
^^ proud of "Burnsie" for she is spry and lively, even if she is small. 

What could we have done without Terese on our basket ball team? 

She surely did make things hum when it came to "regular." 
During her first year she was captain of the Junior team, and she 
still had the honor during her Senior year. Besides these honors 
she has been for two years our class treasurer. 

In Literature class she often shows much appreciation of the 
subject by her well chosen quotations, one of which is as follows: 
"Take me back, Little Billy, take me hack!" 

Success is sure to be hers in teaching and in managing her school, 
gymnasium and "bills." 



MARGARET M. CAROLAN, Pittsfield, Mass. 

" To class she always goes prepared. 
To cut would be a crime, 

To joke and fool her noons away, 
For that she has not time." 

" <j||f ARG" is one of the Pittsfield girls who trollies up from the shire 
mJv\ city every morning. Because of her winning smile and happy 
disposition we have all learned to adore her. 

Of course, she came to Normal supposedly to learn the art of 
teaching, but we have discovered that she has become quite as pro- 
ficient in the use of the telephone. Alack! Alas! — in vain! 

We feel sure that "Marg" will bring honors to the Class of 1915 — 
even though she hasn't a "forceful voice" and we wish her the best 
success in her work. 

HELEN M. CASHMORE, Jericho, Vt. 

"Serene, and resolute, and still, 
And calm and self-possessed." 

JjCATL to Helen! the loyal supporter of the Green Mountain State. 
'^ If a word of derision is uttered against Vermont, Helen imme- 
diately appears to assert her forceful views in behalf of her homeland. 

Just watch her play basket-ball! Wondering where the ball is, 
we look up and see it safely grasped in two capable hands high above 
the heads of the pursuers. From long experience, we know that those 
hands belong to Helen, and we breathe freely once more. 

If something goes a bit wrong, she at once utters a vigorous and 
decided "By George" and — everything is well. 

In saying "Goodbye" for a short time, our love goes with her and 
our firm belief that sometime her name will return to these halls with 
a bright star of success shining beside it. 


"How brilliant and mirthful the light in her ej/c. 
Like a star glancing out from the blue of the sky\ 
And lightly and freely her dark tresses play 
O'er a brow and a bosom as torch/ as they\ 

"'ttt'EG" is a jolly, healthy girl who comes to us from Lenox, Mass. 
'J|>* She is fond of outdoor sports and if perseverance is good for 
anything we may soon read of her as a star tennis player. 

"Peg," we all know, you will make a success as a rural school- 
teacher and make a high "mark." We trust you will find someone 
to share your pension money with you, after you have taught ten 
years. Won't that make enough to start housekeeping on? 

Believe us when we say that we wish you the best of luck in your 
future work, and trust that you will sometimes think of your N. A. N. S. 




"Hut, oh, forget not, while you pray, 
To push with all your might] 
The least of you can push a pound . 
And thus can speed the right." 
/THUS tall, slender, attractive girl came to our midst and won the 
^^ hearts of all by her winsome smile and sweet voice. There may 
be some girls, who have as beautiful voices hut their music does not 
add a charm to the halls of the dormitory as 1 )oro1 hy's does. 

Dorothy is always "pacific" in all she says and does, with one 

exception — she has an abhorrence for a certain species "I insect and 

woe betide her "pacifity" when any of these are .seen or mentioned. 

As a student she has always been ardent and ambitious in her 

work, and as a teacher, we know these qualities will be prominent. 


"Small thought was there of life's distress; for sure she deem'd no 
mist of earth could dull those spirits — thrilling eyes so keen arid beautiful 

A CHARMING lady is Miss Corcoran whose smile of cheer-, 
fulness may be seen in the class room or at the dormitory. 

Perhaps she is better known by her intimate friends as "Frances," 
although at school she is called Lucy. 

Certainly in preparation of work she could be called one of our 
most faithful Seniors. Her favorite diversion from school work is 
attending theater parties and coming home in taxis, on which occa- 
sions surely there is "class" to her. 

In her line of work she has already proved excellent. Of course it 
is the wish of the class that she may so continue. 

OLIVE BEATRICE COUCH, Pittsfield, Mass. 

"'77* cast/ enough to be pleasant, 
When life flows along like a song; 
But the man worth while is the one who will smile, 
When everything goes dead wrong." 

Ella Wheeler Wilcox. 

NO matter what the weather may be, no matter how long the lessons 
this friendly young maid always meets one with a pleasant 
smile and a cheery "good-morning". "Obbie" has a set pace and 
has accomplished much during the time she has been in this "institute 
of learning." I must not neglect to say that her attention in class the 
last period on Mondays is somewhat interrupted by the thoughts of 
a certain letter she knows will be waiting for her when she reaches 
home. We think she has decided on a school for next fall and are 
of the opinion that it will be at "Chester." Each and everyone of 
her comrades hopes that her desire will be gratified and that she 
will have a most successful future. 



MARY A. CRONIN, North Adams, Mass. 

"Is thi) name Man/, maiden fair? 
Such .should methinks its music be; 
The sweetest name that mortals bear, 

Were best befitting thee; 
And she to whom it once was given, 
Was half of earth and half of heaven." 

"JcVERYONE '" school loves Mary." Sin- lias winning ways and a 
-^ pleasant smile. She never has anything disagreeable to say, 
and her cheerfulness is one of her most valuable assets. 

"She has two eyes, so soft and blue, 
Take care! 
She gives a glance and looks at you, 
Beware! " 
Wherever you go, Mary, you take with you our best wishes. 

AGNES CUNNINGHAM, Williamstown, Mass. 

"Happy am 1 ; from care I'm free. 

Win/ couldn't the// all be contented like me?" 

JjtjJHEN "Cunny" came among us, so reserved and so tall. 

-W The girls began to think her the oddest of us all; 

But she hadn't been among us but a week and a day, 

When they found a happy comrade, as all now say. 

With all her fellow pupils, joys and sorrows she would share, 

And with her droll sayings drive away their care. 

With her sunny disposition, when life's trials she doth meet, 

We feel sure that our Agnes will never feel defeat. 


JEANIE N. DEANS, North Adams, Mass. 

"Oh, saw ye the lassie in" the bonnie blue een? 
Her smile is the sweetest that ever was seen; 
Her cheek like the rose is, but fairer, I ween; 
She's the loveliest lassie that trips on the green." 

ERE is another one of the girls who have brightened the hours 

at Normal with their merry laughter. 
Jeanie is one of our most graceful dancers. 

"Like dew on the gowan lying- 
Is the fa' o' her fairy feet, 
And like the winds in summer sighing 
Her voice is low and sweet." 
She has the best wishes of all her classmates. 
"Well, goodbye, Jean, 
Take ker yerself." 



MARIE ADEL DE MOUGE, Great Barrington, Mass. 

'* Then let us smile when skies are gray, 
And laugh at stormy weather, 
And sing life's lonesome limes away; 
So worry and the dreariest day 
Will find an end together." 

"JFlOrGIE** is one of our j oiliest girls except when the hue of her 

^* tresses is mentioned. The girls at the "dorm" never worry 
about not knowing the dates of the "frat meetings," for all they 
have to do is consult this happy and generous maiden for all kinds 
of information and it is theirs. 

Although Marie is very fond of exercise, she often avoids "Gym" 
at '■2. -2.5 in order to meet "Bill" at 5.30. 

No questions will be answered by this young lady after eight o'clock 
as that is her regular retiring hour. Nevertheless, she always has 
her lessons prepared and takes a decided interest in them and we 
are sure she will be an excellent instructor of vouth and "others." 

EMMA ELIZABETH DEWEY, Great Barrington, Mass. 

"AH common things, each day's erents, 
Thai with the hour bee/in and end, 
Onr pleasures and onr discontents, 

Are rounds by which we man ascend." 


T£MMA, quiet and reserved to all exterior appearances, has the 

>W most delightful and exciting "feeds" in her " room, " otherwise, 
known as the "pantry." 

She conies to us from Great Barrington where, while on her vaca- 
tions, most of her time is spent in planning dances and good times. 
Although she has very enjoyable times in Southern Berkshire, we 
notice that most of her mail comes from the Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology. 

Emma was not at all undecided as to what course she would pursue 
for she promptly raised her hand for the Domestic Arts. 

We know she will succeed not only in teaching these processes, 
but also in using them. 

N O R M A LO(i IT E 


LAURETTA DUCHARME, North Adams, Mass. 

"Oh! In this troubled world of ours, 

A laughter mine's a glorious treasure. 

And why be grave instead of gay, 

Why feel athirst when folks are quaffing, 

I Imst to me whatso'er they say, 

There's nothing half so good as lain/hint/.'' 

Hero is one of our North Adams girls. She belongs to the Glee 
Club and is ever making goals for us in Basket Ball. Lauretta is 
one of those girls who can entertain you with a funny story and sin- 
can start a laugh any noon you may wish, either downstairs in the 
lunch room or upstairs in the Assembly Hall. In spite of her fun 
she holds her own well in her studies and we wish her the best of 
success in her work next rear. 

MOLLIE RICE FELTON, Northampton. Mass. 

"It was only a glad good morning" 
As she passed along the way, 
But it spread the morning's glory 
Over the livelong day." 

"rfftjJ'OLL" is a "special" and she certainly lives up to that title, 
wW because there isn't anything '"special" that she cannot think 
to do. That she has missed her vocation — that of a clog dancer, was 
once proved by a Highland Fling, skillfully danced by her in Geog- 
raphy class. 

Miss Felton is sure to make teaching a "howling" success. Indeed 
her fame has already spread as far as South Carolina. We hope, 
after finishing this course, her fame may take her at least as far as 


"After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a 
solution, and the soul's indefensible duty is to be of good cheer." — Alger. 

"/jTARRIE" originates from Greenfield — a fact which is well pro- 
^J' claimed by her " melodious" voice when it is heard ringing down 
the corridor. 

Her visits to a certain second floor room in the north corridor are 
never failing. 
[Editor's Note] 

That room is not occupied by a student. 

In many respects she is an excellent basket ball player. Never- 
theless, her excitable nature prevents her from staying in her own 
territory, thus causing many fouls for her team. 

On going back to Greenfield we arc sure that her teaching career 
will he a successful one. 


N O R M A L O G U E 


"'/ will not wish thee richness, or the glow 
Of greatness, but, thai where so e'er thou go 
Some weary heart may gladden at tin/ smile." 

[LDRED GOODELL, who is known as "the girl with the smile," 
came to our school from the Montclair, New Jersey, Training 
School, where she spent her junior year. Before that she attended 
Adams High School and Syracuse University. 

She is a kindergartener and seems to be able to hypnotize the 
crossest child into cheerfulness with her smile. It is reported that 
at Syracuse there is a child "of a larger growth". who has also been 
hypnotized by that same smile. 


GRACE A. GRIFFIN, North Adams, Mass. 

"(loud things come in small packages." 

/jjTRACE is one of the petite members of our class. Although, 
Vfi* while taking a course at Normal, she lived in North Adams; 
she formerly lived in Worcester and is always glad to tell anyone 
how they do things "down in Worcester." She has traveled much 
and attended many schools. She seems to have profited by her travels 
and extols the many advantages of traveling while gaining one's 

Grace is also a fine bookkeeper and can tell all about the excellent 
methods they have "down in the office.'* 

We could always tell when Grace had a ponderous question for a 
teacher, as she always prefixed it with "I was going to ask." 

We feel certain that Grace will be a bright and shining light in 
her chosen profession. 

lJ ■• ^ 

W* i 



MADELINE HANNON, Pittsfield, Mass. 

'"Tis said that absence conquers lore. 
But oh! believe it not. 

Fee tried, (das! its power to prove 
Hut tho}i art not forgot." 

"JHABE" is the girl that little children like as well as "grown ups" 

>*3 including (ourselves). Surely she enjoy > Normal School, for 

did she not for four weeks stay at the training school until 5.15 P. M.? 

We welcome her sweet voice at chapel when she renders solos to 
us in such a charming way. It is said that poetry mirrors the reflection 
of the mind. In "Babe's" case does this apply to her songs? 

There is not a doubt but that she enjoys "Jim" very much, will 
take " Muny" for the movies, but "The Rod" as a standard of measure. 

Yet with all her "faults?" we love her still. Good luck and 
success to her! 

N O R M A I, O G U E 


MABEL A. HARRINGTON, North Adams, Mass. 

SID you sec the tears in Mabel's eves the other day? She had 
just been laughing, that's all. You know Mabel is always ready 
lor a good laugh. However she is conscientious about her work 
and comes out well in all her classes. We have heard various rumors 
as to why Mabel keeps Lent so faithfully. Perhaps she is merely 
trying to find a way to make use of her H. A. course. I am sure those 
in the reading class will agree that the following is Mabel's favorite 

"Stone walls do not a prison make. 
Nor iron bars a cage." 

SARAH C. HARRIS, Bradstreet, Mass. 

"True worth is in being, not seeming 
hi doing each <hu/ that (joes by. 
Some Utile good — not in the dreaming 
Of great fhint/s to do by and by." 

HO in our class carries out the above sentiment better than our 
faithful, whole-hearted Sally? Knowing her as we do, we 
feel sure that she will be a great factor in the "upliftment of the 
community" in which Fortune places her. 

How often we read of a person "stooping to conquer". From long 
experience, we have discovered that Sally not only stoops" to conquer, " 
but stoops "to rip. " 

Many times this industrious class-mate of ours has been seen in 
the company of a good-sized "string". We ask the question, — why is 
she so attached to this special piece of string!" 

Good luck and best wishes to our much loved friend is our heartiest 
wish for the coming years! 

H. THERESA HAYDEN, Housatonic, Mass 

"Her voice was ever .soft, 
Gentle, and loir, an excellent tiling in iroman." 

"^TERES" came softly up from Great Barrington one autumn day 
^^ in 1913, and enrolled herself as a Junior in N. A.N. S. She has 
tried to keep quiet ever since, but there are a few folks who will tell 
you that all of the noises in the north wing are not made by "Teres" 

That '"Teres" has a mind and opinion of her own will be sworn to 
by all who have ever run against that said mind that molds its own 




"Be to her virtues very kind, 

He to her faults a little blind/' 

/TTHIS charming young lady from Sloekbridge 
V* Has but one high ambition in mind, 
And that is to sit in the silence 
And watch for her fond lover fine, 
For he is to turn on a flash-light 
If he happens to come before nine. 

When no signal appears at the window, 
She, to her room sadly goes, 
To muse with her heart deeply wounded. 
For "that" the young man rudely froze, 
Then neglecting her lessons till morning. 
She sadly drops into a doze. 

And then she sleeps soundly till morning; 

Then madly she rushes for clothes; 

For Nora knows she must hustle 

In order to write up her "prose." 

Next day she is asked to recite 

And is favored with "you are all right." 

ANNA C. HENNESSY, Waterburv, Conn. 

"And tliat smile, like sunshine, dart 
Into main/ a sunless lie art, 
For a smile of God tliou art." 

ANNA is one of our girls who is very fond of studying and, in 
fact, has such remarkable powers of concentration, that she 
often can be found at eleven o'clock at night bent over her books, 
blissfully unconscious of the passing hours. However, as a result, she 
always has her lessons, and is never found wanting for an answer 
to a question. 

We can see her in her school, bound up in it heart and soul, and 
filled with enthusiasm and eagerness for its well-doing. 

In parting, we can truly say that we are glad to have been her 
friend and to have felt the influence of her sweet and womanly spirit. 




As o'er a glacier' s frozen sheet 
Breathes soft the Alpine rose 

So through life's desert springing sweet, 
The flower of friendship grows," 


3 RENE is very quiet and demure when one first meets her, hut, 
not so, after one knows her really well. The life of the girls at 
the dormitory has been made very enjoyable by this young lady's 
musical voice, and the Glee Club has also profited by her membership. 

Her Domestic Arts course has qualified her for special assignments 
in rural schools. 

Probably she will go to Springfield after graduating and teach in 
one of the excellent city schools. Certainly, we all wish her this good 

GRACE E. HINE, Dedham, Mass 

"A good heart is like the sun, for it shines bright and never changes, 
bid keeps its course truly." 

/%7RACE somehow manages to do the little things that other people 
Vi? sometimes forget. She is also very conscientious about all her 
work, hut, especially along the line of taking walks. Whenever we 
see her coming any time between four and six, we know what she 
wants. She has been the cause of considerable physical exercise on 
the part of her friends. 

Grace has been very successful teaching in the Training Schools 
and the class of 1915 wishes her joy when she starts in her career as a 
full fledged "school-ma'am." 


N R M A L O G V E 

MARIETTA C. HOWARD, South Shaft shiny. V1 . 

" Be good, sired maid, and let who will be clever, 
Do noble things, not dream them, all dan long: 
And so make life, death, and that vast forever 
One </rand street song." 

JCERE'S to our Marietta, the warm friend of all who know her. 
'^ It is unnecessary here to speak of her athletic ability, for her 
reputation in that line is already established; but we should say 
that she possesses, unknown to many, great ability in one particular 
line, and that is — celery raising. Marietta once owned a celery farm 
and cared for it with great zeal hut as to the proceeds of that par- 
ticular crop — well, ask her! 

If one has the hlues, all she needs to do is to go and see Marietta, 
for "a merry heart doeth good like a medicine." We feel sure that 
her life as a teacher will never become monotonous, for her ready 
wit and good humor will always come to the rescue of all discouraging 

May the friendship of the girls of 1915 follow wherever the path 
of fortune may lead her! 

HELEN H. ILLINGWORTH, North Adams, Mass. 

"Add to her street, atfractire (/race 
And loveliness of form and face 
The gifts of mind by Nature given: 
Then in her life of beauty trace 
Something of earth and more of heaven." 

JjCAIL to the Chief! Peerless President! Musical Marvel! Hil- 
WJ arious Helen! 

"She walks in beauty like the night 
Of cloudless climes and starry skies; 
And all that's best of dark and bright 
Meets in her aspect and her eyes." 

Helen was unanimously elected to the highest office the class could 
give her in her Junior, and with great agility performed the same 
difficult feat in her Senior year. 

"Dimples play at hide-and-seek 
On her apple-blossom cheek." 

She is the original "Willing Worker" the "Ne Plus Ultra" of 
the brave who do and dare. She participates in all the school func- 
tions, and on every "Bill" Helen is the "Headliner." 

Her genius for presiding is most highly appreciated by her class- 
mates, and, though she leaves us with a smile, 'tis only because "Part- 
ing is such sweet sorrow." 

That she will bring as much happiness to her future scholars as 
she has always brought to her present classmates is a predestined 
fact, for we know its truth. 



MARTHA JAFFE, North Adams, Mass. 
" Zo know her is to lore hir." 

fjtttARTIIA, one of our former classmates left us during her senior 

w»i year on account of illness; hut, although she is feeling much 
better now. she has decided not to return to the Normal School as 
she does not especially care for teaching. While Martha was a I 
Normal, some of the teachers had much trouble in distinguishing 
her from Mary Betti and Elena Pozzi. 

If you want to know how the "Movies" or "Vaudeville "is, ask 
Martha, she knows. Although Martha has forsaken her friends and 
classmates our best wishes go with her. 

MARY C. KERXAHAX. Adams, Mass. 

"Hang sorrow! Care will kill a cat. 
And therefore let's be merry." 

^HJJIIATEYER the weather 
**■ forth, alwavs the echo 

may be, whatever the day may bring 
of May's "everlasting" laugh resounds 
through the halls of old Normal. 

When good luck first brought May to Normal her ambitions indeed 
were very high. Science was one of her hobbies. So fond of Nature 
was she that most of her time was spent in studying the best methods 
of cultivating and raising "rice. 

As time has gone on her ambitions have changed greatly. Now 
they are to teach reed-baskets, knitting and darning. We feel sure 
that she will carry out these ambitions for she believes in the old 
saying "practice makes perfect." 

Good luck to her! 


"In tin/ heart the dew of youth. 
On thj) lips the smile of truth." 


jAVE you ever been up on the hills of Rowe? If you have, you 
will understand where Edith gets her ideals for high and lofty 
thinking. Rowe is one of the highest towns in the state, and in 
order to live up to its altitude the inhabitants must have exalted 
thoughts. But they also have a lively sense of humor and are good 
firm friends. 

Edith is supposed to be rather shy. and she blushes often to prove 
it; but yet, the Rowe people do not seem to be aware of the fact. 



ANNIE LENHOFF, North Adams, Mass. 

" The skylark and the nightingale though small and light of wing, 
Yet warble sweeter in the grove than all the birds that sing: 
And so a little woman, though a very little thing, 
Is sweeter far than sugar and flowers that bloom in spring." 

HE class of 1915 seems to have more than its share of wee 
mites, and Annie helps to swell the number. However, in 
comparison to her size, Annie's ambition is phenomenal. She 
also has a predilection for obtaining large results in whatever she 
undertakes. We all hope that her endeavors will meet the success 
thev deserve. 


MINNIE LYMAN, Northfield, Mass. 

"Ready in heart and ready in hand." 

rjtjtINNIE entered school with a previous class, but, at the close 
•W of her Junior year, left to teach. Last fall she joined the 
class of 1015. She is always ready for everything that comes 
along, be it work, teaching or play. Her wireless system of com- 
munication has every other system beaten to a frazzle, and she 
is a living example of the saying, "the innocent bystander gets 
into trouble," for she was not the innocent person who looked out of 
the window on the night when "the floods descended and the rain 
came down?" 

She says she prefers to teach the smaller children, but we all 
know that she likes to go sliding with the larger boys. 

HELEN E. MALLERY, North Adams, Mass. 

"What is the little one thinking about? 
Very wonderful things no doubt. 
Unwritten history, unfaihomed mystery." 

JnL 1 1 1 ■ may be small, but oh, my — she surely must be the delight 
^ of the teachers by the way she prepares her lessons. She 
had a well earned name for scholarship in High School and she 
did not leave her laurels behind her when she entered Normal 
School. Helen is a member of the Glee Club and she is always 
on hand for a good game of Basket Ball. We are sure she will 
make a success of teaching and we send with her the best wishes 
of 1915. 

NORM A lo<; l E 



"rttttRS. " MARTIN is one of our athletic girls. Just come t< 
wl^l the "gym" and watch the extreme nimhleness with whicl 


gym and watcti ttie extreme nimDleness witti which 
she never fails to secure the hall from the very hands of her aston- 
ished opponent. 

Not only active in hotly is Lauretta, hut also in mind. When- 
ever a dormitory girl desires to look at the dictionary, she finds 
it gone, for Lauretta has it firmly concealed in her Mouse Tower. 
Soon after we see the effects in the form of large and many syl- 
lahled words. See her eyes sparkle when she expounds an espe- 
cially fine one? 

Always dependable, always accomplishing what she undertakes, 
we feel sure we shall hear from her in future years. Success? The 
negative of the word is unknown in Lauretta's vocabulary. 

"Could I give up the hopes that glow 
In prospect like Elysian isles; 
And let the eheerful future go, 
With all her promises and smiles?" 

CLARA RUTH McVEY, Adams, Mass. 

" Three singers sang along onr way, 
And I learned the song from them today." 

'/-fTLARE, Clare, will you play a hesitation for us?" sounds 
^J' from a dozen throats almost every evening as we come out 
from dinner. So good-natured Clara seats herself at the piano 
and plays till the very last minute before study hour begins. 

Now that we have a Victrola in the dance hall, Clare has a 
chance to do some of the fancy dances which she enjoys very much. 

This prim little miss is so very fond of music that when the door 
of "room 19" is hanged and a voice calls "Clare," she flits up 
the stairs at a two-forty pace, so that she may hear the serenaders 
who, as a rule, stand heneath that window and sing: "0 my love, 
won't you please pull down the curtain?" 



MAY MONAHAN, Shelburne Falls, INI ass. 

"I chatter, chatter as I flow 
To join the brimming river 
For men may come and men may go 
But I <jo on forever." 

tftttAY'S head is full of a variety of things, her fertile brain 
■^♦" astonishing us more and more each day. She has a vivid 
imagination and a keen sense of humor which are characteristics 
of her numerous well-written essays for geography and economics 
classes. When an especially difficult question is asked in class, 
the faces of the girls take on a look of blank amazement which 
is soon dispelled when May very fluently produces the desired in- 

May always has on hand a fine stock of stories and never fails 
to make a class interesting by the rehearsal of a different one. 

But beware of her! She has a habit of drenching poor unsus- 
pecting individuals with water at the most inopportune moments. 
Walk at night with vigilant eyes! 

With her many literary abilities, we feel sure she will make a 
name for herself. The best wishes of the class attend her wherever 
she may go! 


Awake! arise! and come away! 
Radiant Sister of the Day, 
To the wild woods and the plains. 
And the pools where winter rains 
I mage all their roof of lea res. 


f'M going out sliding," or "I'm going out skating" are the 
constant outbursts of this strong masculine girl of ours during 
the crisp cold winter months, and in summer, we hear, "I've an 
hour before it's time for dinner, guess I'll go for a swim." Such 
is the physical exercise of this care-free girl. When it is incon- 
venient for her to go out for exercise, she just gets to house-cleaning 
so that she may work off some of the superfluous energy. 




DELCINA A. NEILSON, Northfield, Mass. 

"Her friends, the;/ (ire mam/. 
Her foes, (ire there any?" 

SELCINA! The girl with the dear, old fashioned name and 
whom we have learned to love in the two, short years we have 
been with her. 

Her home was formerly in Adams, but it is now in Northfield; 
a fact winch seems to please "Del" very much. I wonder if Mt. 
Hermon makes it more interesting for her, or is it because her 
"Doctor David of the Golden West" spends his summers there? 

Delcina runs an information bureau, so if you want to know 
anything about anyone within the boundaries of Adams, ask her 
and she will be glad to tell you. 

Although "Del" looks strong and rugged, she seems to be 
physically weak, as she can not attend gymnasium; a place from 
which none absent themselves except in extreme cases. But we 
feel that when she teaches, she will regain her strength, lost by 
overstudy, and be a daughter of which her Alma Mater will be 

FLORENCE I. NOBLE, Northampton, Mass. 

"Still irater runs deep." 

"TitLORENCE, the quiet reserved girl who came to us from Xorth- 
-*-' ampton, has always drawn about herself a cloak of reserve 
through which few of us have been able to penetrate. We have 
learned, however, that before she came to take her course at Normal, 
she was an assistant in a kindergarten where the Montessori method 
is followed. 

Now we are all wondering why Florence enjoys making authors' 
books so much, especially Longfellow's. But the mystery would 
be solved if you will let Florence tell you about her trips down 
town and the tall stranger she sees and speaks of as " Longfellow." 

Nevertheless, we expect that in the future her career will be 
a successful one. 


N O R M A L O G I E 

ELENA M. POZZI, North Adams, Mass. 

"She wears a saucy hat, 
And her feet go pit-a-pat 

As she walks; 
And the .sweetest music slips 
From tier merry madding lips 

When she talks." 

■JilEHOLD our Class Baby! Lena our youngest classmate, but 
W not the smallest; there are some shorter and some leaner 
than Lena! One excuse and one only is there for such an atrocious 
pun. Lena always looks for something to laugh at, and it would 
be a shame to disappoint her in this. 

She has not, however, considered her work at Normal a joke, 
for success has been her constant companion. 

Good Luck, Lena! 

ESTHER SALKIN, North Adams, Mass. 

"Put your foot on the soft, soft, soft, .soft pedal. 
Sh! sh! Don't talk so loud." 

'TjfN our two short years at Normal we have grown to know our 
*+J Esther better, and Division Two has enjoyed her "spon- 
taneous" remarks immensely. 

At first we thought that Esther had something the matter with 
her hands, but we have learned that those little movements are 
only one of her many mannerisms. 

Because of her readiness, kindness, and winning ways, we feel 
sure she will succeed as a teacher. 


"And thus she walks among the girls 
With praise and mild rebukes; 
Subduing even rude village churls 
By her angelic looks." 

T£LIZABETH, our little "mother," has been ever faithful to her 
>■* duty of House-President, as well as to all other duties entrusted 
to her, for she is just as capable of looking after grown-ups as she 
is of caring for the wee-tots in the Kindergarten. She is ever ready 
with a radiant smile, even though she has to spend much of her 
precious time in trying to put some industrious student to bed 
at ten-fifteen. The girls on third floor never need to be awakened 
by the rising bell, for Elizabeth is up long before it rings and wakes 
all others on her way to the bath-room by the jingling of her brush 
against the glass. One would judge that she believes in the proverb: 

Early to bed and early to rise 

Makes a girl healthy, wealthy and wise? 



MARION SISSON, Hoosick Falls, N. Y. 

"Ah mi 1 ! how weak a thing the heart of woman is!" 

rjtjtAKION is the girl who can play basket-ball and many of 
>Jv\ our victories we owe to her skill. 

She believes thai the Boston Store is the best store for shopping 
for the "clerks?" arc so accommodating. Pittsfield, too, is another 

one of "those places" to trade in, and "Sisson" has discovered 
this fact. 

We know that she has a great liking for the study of "manology" 
but we feel sure she will enjoy the art of teaching — if she sticks to it. 

CATHERINA SLAIGER, North Attleboro, Mass. 

"/ am old, so old I can write a letter; 
My birthday lessons are done; 
The lambs plan always, the// know no better; 
Thei/ « rc only one times one.'" 

/|P|NE would not think that Catherina is almost the baby of the 
VJ/ class, at least not after knowing her and knowing the spirit 
she is capable of exhibiting. Even the poor children shrink in 
their seats when they see her stately figure approaching. 

She may well be called "The Lighthearted." Always happy, 
she has come to he known as the champion "giggler"of the dorm- 
itory, and the merry tones of her voice can be heard resounding 
through the halls at all hours. 

There is no doubt but that she will make a splendid teacher, 
but we think she will not follow that profession long, as we under- 
stand she is interested in hens and will no doubt soon possess and 
run a "hen(ne)ry" of her own. 

May the kind thoughts of the class of 1915 follow one of its 
happiest and cheeriest class-mates! 


JjpILLIAN, Oh, yes, every one knows her! Each morning she 
***• is to be found in her accustomed place at the piano and how 
the music pours forth! Lillian is a widely educated young lady, 
having graduated from Syracuse in 1913, and taught a whole year; 
consequently, the rest of us look up to her with the greatest reverence 
and admiration. 

We know she will make a splendid teacher as she has proved in 
"Ed" class as well as in Music and Language. We wouldn't be 
surprised to hear of "Our Lillian" as a very great accompanist 
one of these days, knowing her great ambitions and her partiality 
to "University hands." However, there is just one thing we fear, 
and that is that Lillian after graduating, may feel so "all cut" 
(Olcott) up about leaving Gladys and Anna that she will transfer 
all of her affections — hut Syracuse, we shall have to admit, has the 
first claim. 


NORM A L () G U E 

MARGARET STUART, North Adams, Mass. 

"For if .she will, she trill, you may depend on't, 

Hut if .she won't, .she won't, and there's on end on't." 

fjfjtARGARET is a graduate of St. Joseph's High School, and 
w4l before coming to Normal, she had a short experience as a 
teacher in the wilds of Vermont. While there, she became an 

authority on maple sugar, the best way to drive a team, and the 
most peaceable manner in which to manage a husband, as she 
once explained to the Economics class. 

Margaret plays basketball with might and main; and, if beaten, 
smiles, and plays again. She is not to be daunted at trifles, and 
is a living example of "small but mighty." She is going to teach 
for a few years, and then — Did you know she has taken a boy to 
"bring up?" 

CLARA M. TANNER, Stamford, Vt. 

"For .she is just the quiet kind 
Whose nature's never vary 
Like streams that keep the .summer mind 
Snow-hid in January." 

ALTHOUGH we have not all been favored by living in a country 
community, the presence of Clara in our midst has aided us 

She is "the girl" whom every one knows and feels as if she had 
known her always, and we are sorry to think that we will not be 
able to keep up our intimate association with her much longer. 

Even though Clara has taken up the Domestic Arts course, 
from circumstantial evidence, we fear that it will not be used 
solely for teaching, yet whatever "line of work" she undertakes, 
success will surely follow in her foot-steps. 

EVELYN SNOWDEN TEASDALE, North Attleboro, Mass. 

"No one is useless in the world irho lightens the burden of it to 
some one else." Dickens. 

TpVELYN is a Kindergartener and has more work to do than 
>* any other girl in the house, but still she always finds time 
to help anybody who may be in a fix. She has proved herself to 
be an ardent student and a real star in basket ball. Her method 
of guarding is by hypnotizing her opponents, a method which is 
new to N. A. N. S. and seems to be effective. 

One of her favorite past times seems to be rising at .'5.10 a. in. 
in order to take a shower bath before breakfast which comes at 
7.15 a. m. 

After teaching in rural districts, we all hope that she may fulfill 
her long desire and enter a higher institution of learning. 

N () U M A i,o<; I E 


MYRTLE G. TEMPLE, North Adams, Mass. 

"Her for tin 1 studious simile 

Kind Nature formed." 

fTttJ^ RTLE, one of the Town girls who has won a place in the 
-J41 front ranks of 1915, is in her place every day, so Miss Searle 
is not kept busy placing her name among the absent. She belongs 
to (lie Glee (lul), enjoys a good game of Stationary Basket-ball 
and during vacation she did quite a little snow-shoeing in good 
company (?) we hope. She is so calmly composed and serene 
we are sure she will make good use of her 1). A. course, and our l>e>t 
wishes for success go with her next year. 

MABEL I. WARDWELL, Stamford, Vt. 

"A perfect woman, nobly planned 
To warn, to comfort, and command; 
And yet a spirit still and briqht 
With something of an angel-light." 

^UNDOUBTEDLY, some of us who leave Normal to undertake 
*™ the serious task of teaching will make a dismal failure of it; 
some of us will just barely succeed; and some may he bright and 
shining lights in this profession. 

Mabel's record at Normal justifies a belief that she will be 
one of the chief luminaries in this galaxy of stars, which we hope 
will make old Normal famous. 

EDITH WATERMAN, Taunton, Mass. 

"And she sits and gazes at me 
With those deep and lender cues, 
Like the stars, so still and saint-like 
Looking doionward from the skies" 

SHIS is Edith, one of the quietest girls of our clas^. And yet, 
is it not the quiet soul that is steadfast, calm, and sure? 
Very deft with her fingers, she is perhaps most accomplished 
in one line, that of wood-work. At present, she is contemplating 
furnishing a home for herself, and we feel sure that if anything in 
this line is lacking in her schoolroom, her competent hands will 
soon repair that vacancy. 

"To know her is to love her." 
May the love that each girl holds for her follow her through the 
coming years and spur her on to success. 


N O R M A L O G U E 


"I will not cease to grasp the hope I hold on saintdom." 

Ten n y so ii. 

1 hole, but a real, round, 

fEG" is not a square peg in a roun< 
tightfitting, though a rather slend< 
much noise herself, but her room has been a gathering place for 
happy folks all through the year. 

"Peg" is a noted letter writer, and her letters to France must 
be well worth reading. We, who have read those from France, know- 
that they are very entertaining, though the pictures that accompany 
them are our greatest delight. 

Margaret's chief desire is to get one of those "five cent car fare 
ride" schools. Indeed, she is willing and even anxious to try her 
luck in one of those condemned places! 

NELLIE C. WHITE, Great Harrington, Mass. 

"Across the grass I .see her pass, 

She comes with tripping pace, 
A maid I know — and March winds blow 

Her hair across her face.'' 

NEVER, never call Nellie small! She wants you to think that 
she is imposing and tall and dignified! She really is five feet 
four inches high, and when her dimples are hidden and her lips 
pouted she almost looks like a real schoolmarm; or she thinks she 

Nellie comes from Van Deusenville, and graduated from Great 
Barrington High School before she appeared at Normal. From here 
she is going forth into the wide world as an instructor of youth, 
and we hope that she will teach in a place where there is enough 
snow for her to slide and ski to her heart's content. 

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(Elaafi ^nng 

Alma Hater 

All hail to Normal, 
Our Alma Mater lair, 
Her sacred walks will ever 
Hold memories so rare; 
Her yellow and white is sending 
lis sunshine far and wide; 
Our days with her are ending, 
^ et we linger at her side. 


Oh, Alma Mater, 
Our parting word to thee, 
Will echo through the ages 
Our praise and loyalty; 
And in our many duties 
We'll struggle for the right, 
Forever bringing honor 
To the yellow and the white. 

Km in a E. Dewey. 


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John Perrybingle, a carrier 
Mr. Tackleton, ;i toy-maker 
( Ialeb Plummer, his man 
Old Gentleman 


Dot's Father 


Bertha, a blind girl 

Mrs. Fielding 

May Fielding 

Tilly Slowboy 

M rs. Dot 


Helen Illingworth 

Marietta Howard 

Helen Moore 

Marion Sisson 

Florence Noble 

Olive Conch 

Lauretta Martin 

Elena Pozzi 

Evelyn Teasdale 

Nellie White 

Marie De Mouge 

Ida Bochni 

ACT I. Scene — John Perrybingle's cottage. 

ACT II. Scene — John Perrybingle's cottage, two days later. 

ACT III — Scene — John Perrybingle's cottage, the next morning, 


Synopsis. — John, the carrier, comes home bringing with him a mysterious 
old gentleman who asks to be given shelter for the night. He also brings 
several packages, one of which Dot discovers to be a wedding cake for 
Tackleton, a hard, grasping cruel man of uncertain years, who is engaged 
to be married to the young and pretty May Fielding. Caleb Plummer, Tack- 
leton's servant and a good friend to all, is greatly devoted to his blind daughter, 
Bertha, and because of this he deceives her in regard to their employer's 
character. Hemourns a son, who, many years before had gone to South America 
and was reported dead. On the day before the marriage of May and Tackle- 
ton, the Old Gentleman reveals himself to Dot as Edward, the lost son of 
Caleb Plummer and the old time lover of May Fielding. He has come in 
disguise to learn if May is still true to him. The big, open-hearted and loving 
John sees this interview and believes Edward to be an old lover of Dot's and 
one whom she might love better than himself. He is broken-hearted but, 
unwilling to lay blame on Dot, he decides, after a night of thought to let her 
go away if she wishes to do so. Edward and Dot have planned to tell May 
and have her marry her old lover in secret. When Tackleton comes for his 
bride, the secret marriage is divulged. John begs forgiveness of Dot and 


Tackleton accepts the inevitable in his usual cynical manner. He sends his 
wedding cake with the message that he has no use for it. Later he himself 
appears among' the merry-makers and shows by Ins sincere manner that he 
repents his harshness and wishes to become one of them. The scene closes 
with an old-fashioned reel in which all participate. 

SO those Senior girls, who with Miss Baright, spent many weary afternoons in rehearsal 
and to Mrs. Marshall who furnished the musical part of our program, we owe one 
of the pleasantest evenings ever spent at the Normal School. The assembly hall 
was crowded with an audience of about four hundred and fifty friends and relatives, 
who, if we are to believe their own statements, thought this year's play had quite 
eclipsed all attempts of former classes. 

The part of John Perrybingle was cleverly taken by our class president and 
the love scenes of Dot and John thrilled the heart of every Normal girl (with the 
possible exception of those who had been lucky enough to attract male escorts for the 
evening). Caleb Plummer and his blind daughter, Bertha, brought tears to our 
eyes — but the mystery is — how did the usually active Helen Moore manage to keep 
quiet for so long a time and get around the stage so skillfully without damaging any 
of the property? (Congratulations on your training, Miss Baright). Mrs. Fielding- 
made the most of a minor part but let us hope no one noticed her hysterical giggle 
and poor attempt to smother a grin when she came forth with that pathetic appeal, 
"Carry me to my grave." Marion Sisson made a splendid young lover and both 
she and Nellie White did their parts naturally and well. Our happy, kind and good 
friend, Miss Howard (Inn!) was suddenly transformed and became such a mean, 
cruel, hard-hearted Tackleton that we have approached her with something like 
awe and wonder ever since. 

Florence Noble, in the character of an English porter, won great applause for 
her clever impersonation and Olive ('ouch and Ida Boehm were, like all good children, 
"seen and not heard." No one could have recognized in that ludicrous face and 
figure of Tilly Slowboy, our own "petite Marie." With Tilly came mirth and laughter 
and I believe that every mother heart in the audience rebelled at her clumsy treat- 
ment of the baby — a good child thai never cried once during the whole performance. 
Last but not least, was the cricket, lifting its voice in song but leaving much to the 
imagination of the audience. 

As the local Herald announced, in big headlines, the "Young Women Very 
Cleverly Portrayed Their Roles," and for once we give the newspaper credit for 
getting it straight. 

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Lillian Steele _ _ - Leader and Pianist 

Elizabeth Simmons _ _ - Librarian 

Sarah C. Harris _ _ Treasurer 

Ida M Boehm _ _ Secretary 

Anna T. Burns Helen H. Illingworth 

J. Elsie Brown E. Violet Lyman 

Marion S. Bryant Mary C. Kernahan 

Helen M. Cashmore Helen E. Mallery 

Dorothy H. Cleveland Minnie Murdock 

Elora M. Corrigan Esther M. Morse 

Mary G. Dickinson Delcina A. Neilson 

A. Lauretta Ducharme Doris M. Oliver 

Thenis Engel Catherina Slaiger 

Frances M. Haley Myrtle G. Temile 

Madeline Hannon Anna I. Urban 
Irene E. Hennessey 

Normal (Ml 




AT the first meeting of the Glee Club, where officers for the year were chosen to 
fill the vacancies, only a few of the old members appeared. At a second meeting 
a number of seniors and juniors were invited to join the organization. 

We were unusually fortunate in securing the services of a special student, Lillian 
Steele, who, after a four years course in music at Syracuse University, came to the 
North Adams Normal school to study the teaching of music that she might become 
a supervisor. Immediately the Glee Glut) sought her out and unanimously voted 
her leader and pianist. To her the club owes much of its success. 

Twice each week, at the "call," the members Hocked from cellar and attic for 
practice. Former members will remember the rehearsals with "loo" up and down 
the scale, by thirds, with crescendo and diminuendo and with what infinite pains 
the many sounds were subjugated and tamed. 

On April 3, we were invited to assist at a musical given at the Congregational 
Chapel, where we nobly held our own with other more popular musicians who also 
took part. 

With a bold front, but quaking heart, on May 21, we again appeared in public. 
Our program consisted of the following: 
A violin solo by Mrs. Marshall. 
A piano solo by Miss Steele. 
"In The Time of Roses" — Double Trio 
"A Lullaby." 

"The Jay is a Jovial Bird." 
"The Swallow." 
"The Spring Beauties." 
"Hark! Hark! the lark." 
" Murmuring Zephyrs." 
"Schubert's Serenade." 

"Even Bravest Heart May Swell." 
"Christmas Stockings. 
"Holy Night." 
"Gypsy Queen." 
There is a notion that the pursuit of music, owing to its exciting character is 
prejudicial to health and longevity. Such a result to the members of the Glee Club 
would be owing to the pitiless conditions which have been imposed upon us by our 
heavens. Realizing our audience's intentions were for the best we heartily forgave 
them in their clamor for incessant encores. This concert, like many a previous 
one given by the Glee Club, proved to be most entertaining and successful. 

No one denies the supreme merits of the artists in the Glee Club and none but 
the uninterested or the envious can grudge us our distinguished popularity. 

To Miss Searle, who encouraged us when difficulties arose, we owe a world of 
thanks and we will always remember her interest in the club. 

Ida M. Boehm. 



SHIS word will always bring back fond memories of the many happy hours spent 
together in the gym. We will never forget those moments when everything 
else was forgotten but the game. Many times when we had gone into class tired 
and down-hearted, we soon found that there was nothing that would refresh a person 
like a good fast game of basket ball! 

Last year we played many games against the Seniors and although we were 
beaten, we were told we possessed great possibilities, which were surely shown in the 
games against the Alumni when we were successful and when a few of our class aided 
the teachers in defeating the Seniors in the only game they lost. 

This year much enthusiasm was shown when two teams were organized as the 
"Bows" and "Arrows," Terese Burns serving as Captain for the "Bows," and Mari- 
etta Howard for the "Arrows." There was great rivalry between them, although 
always in the best spirit. In the contest in class work the "Arrows" scored the 
larger number of points, although the "Bows" always came out first in Regular 
Basket Ball. 

The big events of the season were the Junior-Senior Meet, where the Seniors 
won, of course, and the two games against the Drury High School girls, in which the 
Seniors, made up of the Misses Marietta Howard, Terese Burns, Lauretta Martin, 
Helen Cashmore, Helen Moore and Emma Dewey, beat with the scores of 25-19 
and 6-1. Who can forget those anxious faces as the referee would call, "7-6, favor 
of Normal. Play!" When on they would go as the spectators cheered and en- 
couraged them and always they were victorious. 

As we leave this school and go forth to our chosen work, let us hope that we 
may carry with us this same spirit, which will help us to win life's battles. 




Mr. Smith — "Why have we such a thing as a North Pole, Miss Salkin?" 
Miss Salkin (confidently) — "I don't know, unless it's because Peary or Cook 
put it there. 

Mr. Smith — "What is the name given to your paternal ancestor of the last gen- 

Miss Neilson — "Ape." 

Mr. Smith stepped into Miss Ware's room one day with Indians not Esquimaux. 

Miss Cleveland (airing her knowledge before class) — "A plateau is a high flat 
place with shrubbery on it." 

Mr. Smith — "Miss Lyman, why would you teach about the population of New 
York City?" 

Miss Lyman — " Why-a-because of its density, and " 

Mr. Smith — "To relieve the density, in other words." 

Miss Boom — "Ossining, on the Hudson, is the seat of Sing Sing prison and many 
other schools." 

Mr. Smith — "Miss Hennessey (Irene) tell us what you saw during vacation con- 
cerning geography. 

Miss Hennessey — "Oh! I only saw the washout." (meaning the ice jam.) 

Mr. Smith — "How far is it from Boston to Fall River?" 
Miss Boehm — "It is sixty cents from Boston." 


We were displaying our marvelous intelligence before Mr. Hamilton of the State 
Teachers' Registration Bureau, one morning, when Mr. Murdoch asked the following 

"How does the Gregerina (a small hooked parasite) obtain its food, Miss Healey?' 

Miss Healey (brightly) — "By hooking it." 

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Mr. Murdock — "Have any of you ever wished for some one's else personality?" 
Many of the class nodded in the affirmative. 

Mr. Murdock (continuing)— "At least, willing to share another's, sometimes, 
I suppose." 

Mr. Murdock was giving us points on the subject of introductions. Someone 
asked about the matter of shaking hands. 

Mr. Murdock— "Of course, generally, the lady extends her hand first, but if 
some fine man graciously offers his hand first, why, certainly shake it; no woman 
can afford to lose the chance." 

(Class in convulsions.) 

Mr. Murdock — "I perceive you are all of the same opinion." 

Mr. Smith — "How many prefer husbands who understond how to cook?" 

About half of the members of the class raised their hands. 

Then — "How many prefer husbands who know nothing of cooking?" 

The remaining hands were raised. 

Mr. Smith (calmly) — "Evidently, you all wish husbands." 

Miss Ducharme thinks the day is coming when a man will be worth more than 
gold, and, also, in connection with teaching children we shall 'butcher' them. 

Miss Cashmore (illustrating her point)— " Well, I knew a man up home who would 
have nothing to do with any church; but at his death he was buried in the Congre- 
gational Cemetery from the Congregational Church." 

Miss Howard (shortly) — "Oh, he couldn't help that! It wasn't his fault." 

Mr. Smith — "What is there in literature that immortalizes the name of the 
(the) Pilgrims?" 

Miss Whalen — "Pilgrims' Progress." 

Mr. Smith — "Tell the story of the "Charter Oak," Miss Howard, if you please." 
Miss Howard — "Oh! do you mean about the meeting that was held in the 'Charter 

Miss Salkin caused no little excitement one day by telling us that King James 
was "thrown from his throne." 



Miss Mallery (reading the "Apple" by John Burroughs) — "You are company, 
you red headed spitz." 

Miss Baright — "Give us a description of Wbittier's home, Miss Howard." 
Miss Howard — "It was a big farmhouse with a large fireplace, and — and — 
you will get a better idea of it by reading "Snowbound." 


Miss Waterman — "Can anyone tell me where the Lyman School is located?" 
Miss Wardwell (authentically) — "On page forty-seven." 

The fourth grade children of the Mark Hopkins School were asked to write a 
composition about the chivalrous Sir Walter Raleigh who spread his cloak before 
Queen Elizabeth so that she might cross the street without soiling her gown. 

The following appeared in one child's paper: 

"Sir Walter spread his cloak on the ground, and then said to the Queen, "Now 
Liz, I guess you can make it." 

One of our illustrious Seniors has expressed the desire to wear a molecule (monocle). 

Mr. Smith — "How can you keep chickens from going over the fence?" (expecting 
the answer of clipping one of the wings. | 
Miss Martin — "Build a higher fence." 

Miss Searle cautioned us as follows: — 

"Do not take a breath until you get through "Normal." 

Discoveries made by some of us 

Tulips planted upside down will grow right side up. 

Steamboats were in vogue in the days of ancient Egypt. 

It may be worth mentioning that in reviving an unconscious person, "lime water" 
will prove as efficacious as ammonia. 

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7JTHE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL is a series of yellow buildings situated at the 
V^ southern end of Church street. The architect who drew the plans knew his 
business. These buildings are inhabited by the faculty and more than 150 girls. 
The first buildings were opened in 1897, and cost approximately $150,000. Taconic 
hall, where the prisoners sleep and eat, was opened in 100.5, and set the state hack 
about $50,000. 

The normal school is famous for the large number of young men that manage 
to walk past it on a Sunday afternoon, a basketball team, a school yell, a school song, 
100 or more girls and its absolute disregard of the masculine sex. 

Owing to the commanding situation of the principal's residence, from which 
the front windows of the dormitory can be seen with but very little effort, flirting 
has never proven very popular with the students of the school. 

Men are a species that the authorities of the school have no use for. They are 
about as welcome at Taconic hall (such is the name of the building where the young 
ladies are domiciled) as a German submarine off Liverpool harbor. The camel has 
a much better chance of getting through the needle's eye than a man has of getting 
into the dormitory. Every time anything wearing trousers appears at the door of 
Taconic hall, Principal Murdoch orders out the reserves and gets the rapid fire guns 
into position. 

Every once and so often the young ladies indulge in wild dissipation. This 
takes the form of a dance tendered by the faculty and the girls spend an existing evening- 
dancing among themselves. However, they are allowed a certain amount of relaxa- 
tion and freedom. They are permitted to go down to Main street between the hours 
of 4 and 5.30 o'clock every afternoon; but woe unto the girl that glances either to 
the right or the left, for the faculty is usually "down town" at that time and nothing- 
has ever been known to escape it. 

It is rumored that there are several good looking girls at the school, but through 
the careful efforts of the principal they have never been seen. Just how they get 
their fresh air nobody seems to know but it is understood that the air is brought in 
to them. 

Through an overthought on the part of those in charge men are allowed to attend 
the commencement exercises each year. This condition of affairs may be remedied 
soon, however, and it is doubtful if even fathers will be permitted within the sacred 
gates. At least they will be forced to show their credentials. 

In spite of the above handicaps, or because of them, graduates of the school are 
always in great demand. They ought to be good. They practice on the pupils at 
Mark Hopkins school all through their course. This brings up the question, " Why 
pick on Mark Hopkins?" 

The North Adams Herald, Tuesday, February 9, 1915. 

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I atye Pageant of the iloljarok ®rail | 

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^THE "Pageant of the Old Mohawk Trail," in celebration of the building of the 
Vw' new Mohawk Trail, was presented in Hoosac Valley Park, North Adams, Massa- 
chusetts, on the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th of June, 1914. It portrayed events which 
have occurred along the Trail from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the 
present time. 

In the first scene, "The Spirit of the Waves," a large number of the Normal 
School Juniors took part. Dressed in shades of blue, to represent the colors of water, 
when the spirit of Greylock paused in the center of the green, the Spirits of the Waves, 
led by the Spirit of the Waters appeared from the river edge and surrounded her, 
advancing and retiring in exact representation of waves. Finally they receded, and 
Greylock, rising higher and higher, until he stood on the top of the slope at the back 
of the Pageant green, looked back for a moment, and disappeared. 

The following episodes, in the order in which they appeared, represented, "The 
Passing of the First Indian to the Higher Slopes," "The First Settler of the Trail," 
"The Coining of Lieutenant Catlin and Men from Deerfield to Build Fort Massa- 
chuestts," "The Coming of the Early Settlers," "The Coming of the Quakers," 
"The Revolution," "The Call to Bennington," "The Slab City," "The Visit of 
Nathaniel Hawthorne in 1838," "A Williams College Commencement," "The Visit 
of Governor Andrews to North Adams in 1863" and "The Return of Troops from the 
Civil War." 

The pageant was closed with one of the most beautiful of the episodes, "The 
Grand Finale." In this, the Normal Faculty and members of the school represented 
the "Spirit of Education." The scheme of color was a complex complementary 
one and very brilliant as seen against the yellow-green back-ground of the grass 
and trees. The Normal color, yellow, was chosen with the thought of completing 
the cycle of light when the school pennant should be used with the national flag. 

In the procession, a student, wearing a silver helmet and dressed in blue and 
white, typifying truth and purity, mounted on a horse, symbolizing vision and pro- 
gress, went forward carrying the state flag. Principal F. F. Murdoch and Hon. C. Q. 
Richmond, a member of the state board of education followed, carrying the school 
banner on which was lettered "Normal School," with a single star for further decora- 
tion. The use of the star on the school banner corresponded in thought to its use 
on the state flag; the school being one of the normal schools within the state, while 
the state, one of forty-eight within the union. 

Then came the members of the faculty wearing scholastic robes of brown, purple, 
or green with stoles of the school color. The brown symbolized wisdom, the purple, 
loyalty, and the yellow green, fruitfulness and hope. The students followed, dressed 
in white with caps and sashes of the school color and carrying yellow sun-flowers, 
symbolizing adaptability. 

The President of the Senior class carried the class banner in purple and gold, 
while the blue of the Junior banner corresponded to the blue of the costume of the 
mounted student riding in advance of the procession. 



Following the Spirit of Education, were the citizens living along the Trail who 
came from other lands. They brought as their offerings that which they considered 
the best gift their communities gave to the world. 

As the different communities entered, they encircled the green, and grouped 
about the towns along the trail. 

The Mohawk Trail Beautiful then entered, wearing the colors of the wild flowers. 
They crossed the green and stood on the slope at the back. All the participants of 
the pageant slowly inarched along the Trail Beautiful and disappeared from sight. 

No more beautiful back ground could have been chosen for such a presentation 
than Hoosac Valley I'ark, with its towering hills, the glint of water through the trees, 
and the gentle slope over which the first Indian passed on his way to reach the higher 
slopes beyond. 

The whole pageant was a splendid success and the Normal students will always 
remember it as one of the happiest events of their Normal life. 

Anna C. Hennessy. 



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Abmteg GUaHstftratton 

Affectionate — Carolyn Fuller 
Ambitious — Dorothy Cleveland 
Amiable — Ida Boehm 
Animated — Elsie Brown 
Athletic — Terese Burns 
Attractive — Nellie White 
Bright — Margaret Carolan 
( lapable — Lauretta Ducharme 
Clever — Lucy Corcoran 
Comical — Margaret Stuart 
Competent — Florence Noble 
( Composed — Emma Dewey 
Confident — Clara McVey 
Conscientious — Mabelle Wardwell 
Decorous — Myrtle Temple 
Dignified — Helen Cashmore 
Diligent — Annie Lenhoff 
Diminutive — Mary Betti 
Droll — May Monahan 
Efficient — Lauretta Martin 
Energetic — Marietta Howard 
Even-tempered — May Kernahan 
Frank — Esther Salkin 
Good-natured — Agnes Cunningham 
Happy — Jeanie Deans 
Ingenuous — Eleanor Bird 
Intelligent — Florence Boom 
Joker — Nora Healy 
Jolly — Helen Illingworth 
Keen — Grace Hine 
Lady-like — Marion Sisson 
Logical — Grace Griffin 
Loveable — Elizabeth Simmons 
Modest — Ed i th Waterman 
Musical — Lillian Steele 
Neat — Catherina Slaiger 
Optimistic — Marie DeMouge 
( higinal — Theresa Hayden 
Pleasant — Mary Cronin 
Quiet — Edith Kloetzle 
Refined — Evelyn Teasdale 



Retiring — Irene Hennessey 
Sagacious — Helen Mallery 
Sedulous — Clara Tanner 
Sensible — Sarah Harris 
Skillful — Minnie Lyman 
Studious — Anna Hennessey 
Timid — Margarel Whalen 
Unassuming — Delcina Neilson 
Unconcerned — Olive Couch 
Vigorous — Helen Moore 
Vivacious — Madeline Hannon 
Winning — Mildred Goodell 
Xceptional — Molly Felton 
Youngest — Elena Pozzi 
Zealous — Mabel Harrington 


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| UrpottH? bit. Smttora 

J (Miss Marietta Clare Howard) 

In responding to the address, Miss Marietta Clare Howard of the junior class. 
expressed the thanks and appreciation of the (lass of 1915 for the compliments, advice 
and inspirations which the seniors bestowed upon them and expressed besl wishes for 
a happy and successful future. 


Noble, dignified and accomplished seniors — we the humble members of the 
junior class, wish to express our thanks and appreciation for the compliments, advice 
and noble inspirations which you have just bestowed upon us. We feel sure that by 
following your instructions we will reach the goal you have already attained. 

You have accomplished great ends. In athletics you can scarcely be surpassed, 
while in dramatics you do equally well, but there remains one thing in which we feel 
you have shown still greater ability, and that is the art of millinery. 

If you still continue your developments in that direction, the world will no longer 
turn toward Paris for her styles of "race and beauty, but all eyes will seek the rural 
school teacher as she wends her way along the country road, dressed in her "plain," 
adorable hat which shows training in art and sensibility, and all the world will follow 
her example of supreme taste. 

We thank you for the advice given us concerning the wearing away of the teachers' 
pencils at training school. This shows the sense of economy you have achieved and 
we hope that next year the pencil bills will be greatly reduced. 

Seniors, we have watched you going and coming from classes with deep interest 
and wonder. You have gone cheerfully on day by day and it has been your bright 
and happy faces that have often helped us over the obstacles that have often obstructed 
our way, yet we have seen you with your hand on the knob of the door about to enter 
the school-room at training school shivering from head to foot, trying to gain the 
confidence to enter. Can you imagine the ghastly feelings that have enthralled our 
humble souls? But when again we see you, some of your faces appear radiant with 
joy and show a look of pride as if to say, "Well, I have imparted another inkling of 
knowledge into the heads of the future "World Makers" and now I'm happy while 
the faces of others say "It is over and I'm thankful. However, it all has had a mean- 
ing to us and we hope that the former sentiments will be yours in your future days 
of work. 

Today, you part from us. "There is no power in this wide world to part our 
souls. Avail not time nor space, nor pain, for love is unconditioned.*' 

We cannot express the sorrow with which we see you go. Your smiling faces 
which welcomed us as juniors and which are so soon to be ushered into the great 
school of life, will not be here to bid us godspeed when we too shall go. 

NORM A L G tl E 


Next year strangers will fill our place's, while we shall occupy the class you are 
vacating today; and we only hope that we can welcome them as cordially as we were 
received by you. 

We accept the name of "Seniors" willingly and by loyalty to our school and 
diligent work will try and prove worthy of the name. 

Seniors, never forgetting the strong, sacred ties of friendship, by which, though 
absent from one another, even with long miles between, we are bound together still, 
we will say here at the parting of the ways, 

May your paths in life be happy, 

Triumphant and serene. 
May success crown all your efforts, 
Is the wish of class '15. 



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Evelyn Teasdale 
Marietta Howard 
Emma DEwey 

Marion Sisson 
Edith WaTerman 
Margaret WhAlen 
Lauretta DuchaRmc 

Margaret Carolan 
Minnie Lyman 
Sarah HArris 
Anna HenneSsv 
Elizabeth Simmons 

Florence BUom 
Carolyn Fuller 

Myrtle Temple 
Madeline Hannon 
Jeanie DEans 

Delcinea Neilson 
Olive COuch 
Elsie BRown 
Clara McVey 
Theresa HAj'den 
Annie Lenhoff 

Catherina Slaiger 
Lucy Corcoran 
Grace Hine 
Mary CrOnin 
Edith KlOetzle 
Esther SaLkin 

Ida BOehm 
Elena Pozzi 
Lillian STeele 
Agnes Cunningham 
Lauretta Martin 
Grace Griffin 
Irene HenneSsey 
Margaret STuart 
Nellie White 

Helen Cashmore 

May MonAhan 
Mollie FeLton 
Nora HEaly 
Mabel WaRdweU 
Clara Tanner 

Mary Betti 
Anna BuRns 

Helen lllingworth 
Helen MaLlery 
Mildred GoodeLl 

Eleanor Bird 
Dorothy ClevelAnd 

Mary KerNahan 
Mable HarringTon 

Margaret Clahasey 
Mary DeMOuge 
Helen MUore 
Florence NobLe 

Gllaas Iftstorg 

fOU perhaps have road Ancient, Greek, Mediaeval and other classical Histories 
too numerous to mention, hut never have you read a history which reveals 
so many true and miraculous events as the History of the class of 191.5. Indeed, 
in years hence we expect the students of this normal school to he studying as a pari 
of their elective work the History of the most illustrious class ever graduated from 
this institution, in order to get ideas to help them pursue their work more bravely 
and earnestly. 

Two years ago next September, sixty very bright pupils entered this school. The 
Seniors gave us a hearty welcome, yet each one of us remembers the almost ghastly 
stories they related of the many hardships we were to meet. But with resolute steps 
we trod our triumphant way, and found each succeeding task a mere pebble in our 
path, due most assuredly, to the bright and energetic minds we all possessed. 

Only two weeks had elapsed since our entrance to this institution when the wild 
news broke forth that the annual reception was to be given. This, we learned was 
for the purpose of getting acquainted and also to assist the faculty to judge our ap- 
pearance in future society. Of course we were "mothered" by the Seniors. They 
took us on their already burdened shoulders and persisted in introducing us to the 
whole faculty, who gazed on us with looks of wonder and surprise at the supreme 
dignity and poise with which we held ourselves throughout the entire evening. 

The appearance of the Seniors the following day was somewhat startling. "What 
can be the meaning of these stiff necks, aching backs and trembling hands!" was the 
cry heard on every side. "Dr. Crawford must be summoned." Little did we dream 
that all this had been caused by the unusual dignity which they had tried to assume 
in order that they might keep pace with us Juniors. 

Our eminent social status was now established and we were informed that the 
next historic event for us was to give the Seniors a Hallowe'en Party. We considered 
this a rather mild affair; but our plans, though simple to us, appeared amazingly 
intricate to our guests, for they, evidently, had never attended anything of quite 
so unique a nature, but nevertheless, they possessed enough docility to maintain 
themselves creditably during the evening. This surely proved a remarkable test 
of our ability to impart knowledge to the hungering masses. 

After suffering a few weeks from close confinement and hard study, the news 
was gently broken that we were to have another very important social affair. Who 
can forget the astonished looks that covered our faces when we were told that men 
were to be allowed to come! Yes, "real" men were to be invited. Men who must 
possess refinement, high ideals, keen intellect and especially, great poise and ease of 
manner. A heavy sigh swept over the room. Where were we to find such paragons? 
Would it be possible that there could be such persons who would be brave enough to 
ever go through the trying ordeal of meeting the gaze of the entire faculty drawn up 
in reception array, and still show perfect ease and enjoyment? But if you will believe 


it, some of the braver members of the class resolved to try. What a hustle and bustle 
ensued! Dust was brushed from the highest hooks of etiquette and often a dialogue 
was repeated between two girls to see whether the effect would be favorable or not. 
At last the evening' came in all its splendor, 

"And normal there had gathered 
All its beauty and studentry. 
And bright the lights shone o'er many maidens and few men." 

Many a girl's heart beat with lively hopes and expectations at the thought that per- 
haps on this very occasion she might meet her future prince, the hero of her dreams, 
the master of her fate. 

After a long and tedious entertainment we found there was still a half hour left, 
during which every girl must get a dance with every man present. Xow it would 
take a very bright mathematician to figure out how this was to be done. Given: 
One half hour; fourteen anxious girls to one forlorn man. Find: The time for intro- 
duction, dancing and furtive glances. How well we succeeded, we will leave to your 
fertile imaginations. 

"But hush! hark! a deep sound strikes like a rising knell! 
Did ye not hear it? No. 'Twas but the wind. 

Or the ear rattling o'er the stony street. 
On with the dance! let joy be unconfined; 
Xo sleep till morn when Youth and Pleasure meet, 
To chase the glowing hours with flying feet. 

But hark! that heavy sound breaks in once more!" 

It is the great clock pealing out the hour of ten, and looks of pain and regret passed 
over our faces as we stood aside and watched the poor, tired and depressed gentlemen 
drag their weary feet through slowly closing doors. Then we all retired for the night 
to dream only of the dazzling glamor of the ball-room. 

During the spring we planted a class tree which seemed to contain the spirit 
of the hands which planted it, for it grew and thrived remarkably, as the class of 1915 
did and we expect ever will. Our gardens also seemed to possess this same tendency 
to push upward and onward to the highest possible goal. 

In June we all parted for a happy vacation and all hoped to meet again in Sep- 
tember, but upon returning we were disappointed to learn that some of our members 
had left us. Nevertheless, we began our Senior year full of great hopes. 

Our first days of teaching were full of thrilling experiences. Very calmly and 
sedately we entered the various school-rooms to begin our professional duties. At 
first we were greatly impressed with innocent looks of our victims, who sat within 
their seats gazing at us with the air that a woman possesses when she casts her first 
vote. But e'er long the scene was somewhat changed and the children began to show 
fondness for their new teacher. One of our number recalls the blushes that came 
over her angelic countenance when a pupil expressed his thanks for her assistance 
by saying, "Thank you, sweetheart, Gee! but I wish I was older!" A look of scorn 

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was his only reply to such an anient wish. Other remarks such as, "Say, wlial a 
peachy little wife she would make!" or "Gosh! hut she's stiff!" often reached our 
ears as we passed quietly along the aisles, hut we pretended to he entirely oblivious 
of them. Thus early in our careers we "would he school-teachers" were broughl 
in contact with romances. 

The marvelous success of the Senior play, "The Cricket on the Hearth" given 
in April led us to believe that instead of going through the trying experiences of meeting 
formidable superintendents we would have the unprecedented privilege of inter- 
viewing debonair stage directors from many parts of the world. Thus far, however, 
the expected notifications for our appearance before the glimmering foot-lights have 
not arrived. 

The Glee Club Concert rendered the middle of May formed a fitting climax to 
the events of the year. 

The rest of our History as yet is untold 
What it will merit, none can behold, 
These days of our school life we cannot forget, 
But ever remember till life's sun is set. 

Today from our teachers and classmates so true, 
We part with a lingering and tender adieu, 
And go forth to mingle in life's busy fray, 
With hope that our efforts may gladden the way. 

Marietta C. Howard. 


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A WONDERFUL thing is the Class Prophecy; it has successfully resisted all 
attempts of "Nature Fakirs" to give it a proper classification. It is a delusion 
and a snare; a vampire which sucks the life blood of the innocent victim to whom 
it attaches itself; a cancerous growth which at first is only slightly irritating, but which 
slowly and surely grows until the whole system is permeated with it: a chameleon 
which constantly changes its color — at first it has a roseate hue compatible with the 
honor seemingly bestowed on the class prophet; then it has the hectic flush of the 
consumptive, significant of the nervous strain upon the victim; then it assumes 
the duller shades, blue, brown, grey, until finally it reflects a death-like pallor which 
causes a shudder of aversion. 

Had not science come to the rescue, I verily believe the treasury of the class of 
1915 would have been depleted by a sum sufficient to purchase suitable flowers for 
the obsequies of the class prophet, whose promising young life would otherwise have 
been brought to an untimely end. 

The most wonderful scientific invention of the twentieth century is the Spectro- 
horoscope, an adaptation of the reaction of chemicals combined with the ultra-violet 
rays and electrical vibrations. No intimation of the existence of this machine has 
been heretofore given to the public as its inventor, Herr Von Spitzburger, did not 
intend to exploit it until the European war was ended. Hearing of my deplorable 
condition, in the interests of humanity he offered to demonstrate the wonderful pro- 
phetic ability of the Spectrohoroscope. 

On April 7, 1915, I visited him in his laboratory and told him what I knew of 
all my classmates, their habits, peculiar characteristics, temperaments, faults, friends, 
tendencies, and recreations. A whir of wheels, a scintillating display of multi- 
colored electric bulbs, a hazy mist gradually enveloping the spectrohoroscope, and 
the foretelling of the future of our class president, Helen Illingworth, was begun. 

The shelves of the laboratory were crowded with vials filled with different 
chemicals; the professor took one labeled Vivacity and poured a good measure into 
the hopper of the machine; also a small quantity of Seriousness, a plethora of Joviality, 
a dash of Mischievousness, a modicum of Dignity, and the partial contents of some 
vials whose labels my friendship for Helen will not permit me to disclose. He charged 
the content of the machine with an electrical voltage of Twenty Years of Experience, 
and through a fluorescent screen exposed it to the ultra-violet rays of Adversity. A 
short period of waiting, a turning of a spigot, a phosphorescent stream of fragrant 
liquid which filled a small vial, and Helen Illingworth as she will be in 1935 was before 
me, needing only the chemical analysis of the professor to translate its meaning to you 
ami to me. This is what it told: 

Helen will be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the 
Suffragettes apparently having been successful in their struggle for Equal Suffrage. 



By the same met hod I learned thai Lucy Corcoran will travel as Publicity Woman 
for Salkin's and Betti's "Greatest Show on Earth." 

Florence Noble will become matron of a Hospital Tor Blind Dogs, and Agnes 
Cunningham, preceptress in a School for Precocious Cats, were then revealed by 
the machine. 

Further I discovered that our class will develop two renowned philanthropists; 
Anna Hennessy, as President of an organization known as "The Housemaids' Hope, 
a Society for the Succor of Servants," and Nellie White, the founder of a world-wide 
movement known as "Fishes' Friends;" Nellie having been instrumental in bringing 
about Congressional action to regulate the number of sardines that may be packed 
in a box. 

Ida Boehm will own the proprietary rights of a widely advertized patent medi- 
cine, "Cure for Hysteria." 

Florence Boom will honor the Chautauqua Circle and will lecture on "Who is 
Who and Why of our Protoplastic Antecedents"; and to our educational libraries 
will be added Lauretta Martin's "Normal Lesson Plans by Abnormal Students," 
Annie Lenhoff's "Pre-eminence of Pedagogics," and Marietta Howard's "Parasites 
of the Fiji Islands." 

The achievements of three of our classmates will completely overshadow the 
miracles of Luther Burbank: Margaret Stuart will make a fortune growing sealskin 
furs on fir trees; Minnie Lyman will be known as the "Henless Poultrywoman," 
glutting the market with eggs picked from eggplants; while Evelyn Tcasdale will 
have wonderful success growing pineapples on Georgia pine trees. 

Nora Healy will be posing for Pathe Weekly's advance display of styles for 1950. 

The President of the L'nited States will show his appreciation of the intelligence 
of our class by appointing four of our class-mates Chiefs of departments: Grace 
Griffin, of the Bureau of Entomology, will teach farmers how to make butterflies useful 
as well as ornamental; Olive Couch, of the Piscatorial Bureau, will teach oysters 
how best to have chambermaids make up the oyster beds; Mildred Goodell will 
operate a floating cannery in the Gulf Stream, canning ocean currents; Marion Sisson 
will be known as the "Benefactress of the West" because she will perfect a machine 
for taking the rain from the rainbow. 

Patrons of the theater will applaud Catherina Slaiger's swarm of Singing Mos- 
quitoes trained to sing "He's a Ragpicker," while Dorothea Cleveland and Lauretta 
Ducharme will give demonstrations of Telepathy between distant minds. 

Helen Cashmore will be famous as the Slangy Evangelist. 

What a glorious array of embryo scientists we will have! Delcina Neilson will 
shake the financial world to its very foundations by her simple process of converting 
putty into gold; Elizabeth Simmons will invent a machine for sharpening the blades of 
grass so that they will automatically cut the hay crops; Grace Hine will be known 
as the woman who ended the war by projecting a wireless spark into the magazines 
of the warring nations, prematurely exploding their ammunition. 

May Monahan will colonize one of the Philippine islands with dissatisfied teachers 
and will be known as the Queen of the Querimonious. 

Margaret Carolan, a noted fortune teller, will spend her winters at Palm Beach, 
Fla., reading the palms of the palm trees. Jeanie Deans will also live in the south, 


her vocation being the teaching of the natives of Central America the graceful art 
of skating on the Panama Canal. 

Molly Felton will gain fame by discovering a hitherto unknown chemical by 
which she will be able to take the age from store-age eggs. Helen Moore will become 
a noted economist and will discover a method by which the vast quantities of ferns 
in our forests may be utilized for fuel, and she will be known as the one who put the 
ferns in furnace. 

Marie DeMouge will uplift education and will make a thorough study of the 
language of animals; she will make a prolonged stay in South America studying the 
Dog language by listening to the Peruvian bark. Mabel Harrington will be an emi- 
nent teacher of a School of Whales in the Bering Sea, while Mabel Wardwell will 
teach Antediluvian History in the first grade of a Training School. 

The musical world will feel the tremendous influence of our class mates: Lillian 
Steele will be on a concert tour giving as harmonica solos, Excerpts from the music of 
the spheres; Madeline Hannon will exemplify the "Efficaciousness of Music as a 
cure for Insanity." Behold! Elsie Brown, will be chief singer of the Singer Sewing 
Machine Co. 

Our class will also develop some noted '"huskies": Terese Burns, umpire in the 
Intercontinental Baseball League, and Clara Tanner, Chief of Police of the city of 

Mary Cronin, a most efficient saleswoman, will carry a line of battle ships and 
transcontinental railroads with tooth picks and tacks as a side line. 

There will be three noted "Bonifaces" from our class: Margaret Whalen, man- 
ager of an aerial restaurant, a mile in the air, midway between X. Y. and San Fran- 
cisco for aeroplane tourists; Emma Dewey, the proprietor of a summer resort at the 
North Pole; Edith Kloetzle, mistress of a boarding house for escaped inmates of insane 
asylums just across the Canadian border. 

We will also have some famous travelers: Theresa Hayden will give personally 
conducted Zeppelin Tours to Jupiter and Neptune; Irene Hennessey will annihilate 
time by making several trips across the Atlantic from an exploding skyrocket; Eleanor 
Bird will be a consulting expert on obtaining speed from refractory aeroplanes; Edith 
Waterman as an automobile racer will break all records between New York and 
Seattle, making the trip in five hours, forty-two minutes, and ten seconds. 

Carolyn Fuller will devote her life to Art; no one will excel her in drawing her 
breath and her salary. 

The greatest accomplishment of Myrtle Temple, president of a society for the 
Promulgation of Peace, will be the increasing the size of pieces of mince pie. 

Margaret Clahasey will develop into a great promoter and will gain wealth by 
selling stock of a company formed to grow oranges in Alaska. May Kernahan will 
also accumulate wealth from the manufacture of two new cereals. Roasted Sawdust, 
and Toasted Peanut Shucks. 

Sally Harris will honor the diplomatic field, her chief effort being a negotiation 
of a treaty of peace between the inhabitants of Venus and Mars. Clara Mc\ cy will 
be a prominent lawyer, her specialty being the securing of divorces for couples seeking 
new affinities. 



Elena Pozzi will become an eminenl dentist. By massage treatment she will 
make the growing teeth of children assume the cubical Formso that when they begin 
to bother, the pain may be alleviated by a painless arithmetical extraction of the 
cube root. 

I was very much surprised, as undoubtedly yon are to learn that so few of my 
classmates will continue teaching. Herr Yon Spitzburger explained, in electrical 
terms, that the amperage of the Twenty Years' Experience will be loo strong for 
the fuses of Low Salary attached to them; the talent will be diverted to other channels, 
and the educational lights will cease to illuminate. 

Whether these prophecies come true or not, time alone can determine; but let 
me add my wish which needs no machine to record, may yon all live long and prosper. 

Helen Mattery. 

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AS my train loitered casually in and out among the mountains, my thoughts wan- 
dered from the horror of the unsanitary, gaudy red plush seats to the beauty of 
the scenery without. High up on both sides were the mountains with their towering 
forests, their outcrops of limestone. And oh, the beauty of the river below! Presently 
the train stopped and the better to watch the stream I stepped to the rear platform. 
Here I found that so circular was the course of the train that with little exertion I 
could have shaken hands with the engineer who sat calmly eating his dinner. Just 
below his window, on the engine, were painted in large gilt letters H. T. and W. Truly 
the train and trainmen lived up to the name for all looked," Hungry, Tired and Weary." 

As the train, with befitting reluctance, took up its interrupted journey, the hungry 
engineer having enjoyed his dinner, I turned to enter the car for by this time it had 
grown cool and I was afraid of the gout and "rheumatiz." 

Crash! ! I fell forward. All grew dark. Around my head were myriads of 
stars, — one especially bright must have been Mars. Had the way been found to the 
great planet? If so, Mr. Smith's prophecy had come true sooner than we thought. 
All became blank. 

The sun shining upon me at last scattered the darkness. Gradually I became 
aware that I was in a tent. The flaps had blown back and I could see girls of all ages 
marching past. The sight carried me back to the days of my teaching, days long 
since gone forever. But why mourn? Had I not my "sufficient competency" in other 
words, my pension? Was I not as happy as any autumnal maiden could expect to be? 

But hark! What familiar sound was that? 

"God Send us Men — " Surely that was Helen Mallery's alto leading the song. 
Could it have been possible she still hopefully sang her favorite song? I lifted myself 
to see. True enough there was Helen standing on a stump, beating time, her illum- 
inated face showing she had beaten Father Time in the game of Life for he had forfeited 
the right to wrinkle her dear brow. Why standing on a stump? Could it be she 
was still trying to grow tall? 

Listen! She was coming toward the tent. Would she know me? 

"Good morning, I do hope you are comfortable," she said softly; "is there any- 
thing you want?" 

Ah! She did not know me. / never could beat time. 

"Good morning," I replied, "could you tell me where I am ■?" 

"Margaret!" she exclaimed. 

My voice had revealed the "me," whom the wrinkles and gray hair had dis- 

Long indeed, did we talk over old times. Helen had fought hard for the "cause" 
and had been rewarded by having been elected governor of one of our new states. 

"Great was my anxiety," she concluded, "when the bill for the taxation of cats 
was up." 



"Then it is you I have to thank that then' is no tax on my poor, stray felines," I 
exclaimed gleefully. 

"Don't thank me, thank the cause," she replied, "all our women worked as 
hard as I did against that hill and to make the Stale a 'dry one' which was even 

"And did you desert teaching?" I asked. 

"I could not wail for my pension. The fight for 'Rights' was too interesting. 
Old age has made me take to this camp life, for which, as a girl, I longed. All my little 
girl friends are invited up for the summer. You cannot imagine what pleasure it 
gives them and myself, this freedom among the hills. 

As soon as I was able to wander about, after my fall from the train, I discovered 
a stall bar. Could it he Helen was still stretching:' Also an open air stage. Alas! 
Mallery's minstrels still in vogue? 

For four never-to-be-forgotten weeks I remained with Helen. In that time I 
learned more about suffrage than I ever knew before. Reluctantly, I continued un- 
interrupted journey, but not without the sincere wish that good luck and good fortune 
might dance attendance upon her for many, many years to come. 

Maraaret Stuart. 

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(May Monahan) 
2]j/'N()W ye all men by these presents, that we, the surviving members of the class 
<^V of 1915, of North Adams State Normal School, of Berkshire County, of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, of the United States of America, having dis- 
covered the "dawn of consciousness," and enjoying the right of suffrage, do bequeath, 
in this, our last will and testament — 

To Mr. Murdock: Our semicircular bed of thorns located in the physiology room 
to be used as a corral for the next psychology class. 

To Mr. Smith: All left over lesson plans and uncorrected written lessons as a 
nucleus for next year's work. Also, our heartiest appreciation of all the funny stories 
with which he has lightened our labors and impressed historical and geographical facts 
upon our reluctant memories. 

To the Junior Class: The dignity of being called Seniors, and the joy of upholding 
that dignity. 

Second, The seats of honor in the hall, without the privileges of packing suit- 
cases, remodelling gowns, or reciting lessons — mentally — during chapel. 

Third, the right to pick flowers and to carry home tomatoes and pumpkins from 
the school gardens next fall; provided, the heavens and the city of North Adams 
furnish water enough to keep said tomato and pumpkin vines moistened. 

Fourth, The inalienable right to cut "gym," in favor of the "movies" any after- 
noon they feel so inclined. 

Fifth, The pleasure they will find in tracing back their geneaology in the psychology 
class during the last half of next year. 

To the Inmates of the Dormitory for the season of 1915-16 to have and to hold 
for their exclusive use: — 

First, the right to use the spacious social room as either a fire observatory or a 
rest room, as time and circumstances may suggest. 

Second, All available men or boys, of any age, size or color, to be found under 
windows, on lake shores, in front of Mark Hopkins, or around the "flat-iron," to be 
used to make a quorum necessary to hold a "man dance." 

Third, The "Social Events" at Taconic Hall. 

Fourth, The joy of attending several fire drills a week, and thereby, the thrill 
of traveling down a wiggling fire-escape at one a. m.,shod in one loose bedroom slipper 
and one rubber two sizes too large. 

To the members of the Faculty: Our real appreciation for the help and kindness 
they have given us during our stay here. 

In witness thereof, we do this day set our hand and seal on the fifteenth of April 
in the Year of Our Lord, Nineteen Hundred and Fifteen. 


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SEAR Juniors and Class of 1916! Tomorrow is the day of parting, and the paths 
of the classes of 1915 and 1916 will be, indeed, separated. You will be here to- 
gether for another happy year; while we go out, we know not where, 

"For Man proposes. 
But God disposes." 

How could we have passed through the year without your assistance? You 
have filled up the front seats in the assembly hall, which we would have been obliged 
to occupy, had you not been here. You have sung in the Glee Club, thereby helping 
to make it a fine success. You have delightfully entertained us with music on different 
mornings during the year. You have willingly patronized our games and our plays. 
Indeed, all the memories of the year we have spent with you will always be happy 
and glad ones. 

Now, Juniors, before saying farewell to you, we wish to give you a few kindly 
words of advice. 

In the first place, if you wish to save your eye-sight and your money by not 
burning midnight oil, cut out every picture in every magazine you peruse during the 
coming vacation. Preserve them carefully to use for various things next year, espe- 
cially, your Authors' Books. 

Second, commit as few solecisms in and out of classes as you can, because they 
will surely be put down in your Class Book and also on those yellow slips we all like 
so much. 

Third, do not try bluffing too often, because sometimes even General Bluff meets 
his ^Yaterloo. 

Fourth and last, 

"Do your best and leave the rest! 
^Yhat's the use of worry? 
Firm endeavor stands the test 
More than haste and hurry; 
Rich rewards will come to him 
Who works on with smiling vim." 

We fervently hope that you will on all occasions profit by our good example and 

conduct yourselves in a manner befitting the Seniors of North Adams Normal School. 

Our last word of farewell is: "May happiness and success crown the class of 191(5!" 

Margaret M. Carolan. 

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Jug (Oration 

AS we leave and go in different ways to influence other lives, some of us will forget 
and some will not forget the happy incidents of the two past years. The familiar 
associates, the lessons we have learned with difficulty, the new friends we have gained 
may all be forgotten by some, but perhaps the one thing which will be remembered 
by us all throughout our lives will be our class day and the planting of the ivy. 

Among other things the delicate, beautiful, clinging ivy symbolizes friendship 
and as it sends out its tiny tendrils to every part of the bare wall and becomes at 
once its life-long friend, so let us remain friends throughout the rest of our lives; for 
as Emerson says, "The only way to have a friend is to be one." 

To us who are leaving, the ivy also symbolizes other features. The kind acts 
which we have done for our friends, which at the time seemed to us mere nothings, 
have indeed grown into things of beauty, and as the years go by we shall be aide 
to realize more and more, "That there is nothing so kingly as kindness." Again, 
just as the roots of the ivy go deeper and deeper into the ground, just as the tendrils 
reach out in all directions, may our love for each other grow stronger and more extensive. 
The love of our schoolmates and teachers, the self-sacrificing acts are also brought 
to our minds by the beautiful ivy. 

Another virtue which the clinging ivy symbolizes is faith. For does it not show 
a faith in that to which it clings? Thus we learn to have faith, that we may be able 
to better those with whom we come in contact. May we always remember Abraham 
Lincoln's words, "Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith as to 
the end dare to do our duty." 

So, dear friends and schoolmates, as we plant the ivy, we ardently hope that in 
future years it may grow to adorn the walls of our Alma Mater; and that all may 
enjoy its cool, sweet, freshness in summer; its ruddy warmth in the autumn and that 
whenever those who follow in our paths behold the vine's delicate beauty they may be 
reminded of our class which will ever remain as faithful as the gentle clinging ivy. 

Elena M. Pozzi. 

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Jug Jtoem 

The time has conic for parting 
From the school so dear to all, 

But our memory will ever linger 
Round its grand, old, classic hall. 

We've had joys and we've had sorrows, 
But the bitterest comes today, 

Since the happy years we've spent here, 
Are past and fled away. 

That we may not be forgotten 
A wee plant we leave behind, 

Of our loyalty to Normal 
Other classes to remind. 

With the tender care a mother 

Puts her little one to rest, 
So we plant thee, little ivy, 

By the school of schools, the best. 

Upward now, and ever upward 
Little one, so green and small, 

Struggle higher, ever higher, 

Till you reach the topmost wall. 

And by your upward climbing 

To future years confess, 
That the class of nineteen fifteen 

Is still climbing to success. 

To Him who watches o'er us 

And keeps us in His care, 
We commit thee, little ivy, 

And Alma Mater fair. 

Olive B. Couch. 

Taconic Hall 

A Scene in the Berkshires 

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July 5, 1925. 
My dear. 

You have no idea how surprised I was to arrive in North Adams and find you 
"conspicuous by your absence," especially, after your faithful promise to meet me 
there. However, I forgave you when your telegram arrived, was sorry to hear of 
your illness, and am now attempting to grant your request for a "full account." 

There is so little to say that you do not already know, that I'm afraid my letter 
will be short and sweet. Of course. I saw all the girls; you know about them because 
you hear from them, so there is no need of wasting good space talking about them. 
As to the banquet, it was given in true Taconic Hall style, you know all about it, be- 
cause we had two, while we were at school. Just picture to yourself the meeting 
upstairs; the clanging of the dinner gong, pounded upon by an industrious Junior; 
I he march to the gym; the two rows of white aproned girls, waiting at the foot of the 
stairs; the long tables set with yellow and white; the round tables for the faculty; 
the class banners ranged around the walls; the songs, the toasts; etc., etc., in other 
words just bring back to mind a picture of eleven years ago when we were one of the 
aforesaid industrious Juniors" and there is nothing more to be said; for this one was 
exactly the same. To the graduating class we gave the little carts instead of balls, 
but that is a detail. 

After the luncheon some of our girls gathered on the front porch and before we 
knew it we were back in "dorm" days. Really it was remarkable how little of those 
days had been forgotten. '"The craziest things had still stuck." 

The things that seemed to remain mostly in the mind of our dear old house presi- 
dent were the things that concerned her most while she was there — such as relay races 
in the long, third floor corridor, when flying feet tripped over the grass rug, and 
"great was the fall thereof," incidentally, great the racket; slamming doors in study 
hour; pitched battles when water or pillows flew thick and fast; unearthly screams 
at unearthly hours, and so on, you know them all. 

Then someone mentioned the telephone bell that shrilled out its warning from 
the first floor when the uproar became too great. I laugh now, when I think of its 
effect upon the melee; how after a second of flying feet, nothing could be seen but closed 
doors, and silence reigned supreme. 

Of course we laughed oxer the things of which the world knew not, or rather, we 
hoped it knew not, when the quotation, "There was a sound of revelry by night," 
would have been most appropriate, except that usually a drawn curtain and three 
layers of couch covers over the window, two layers of couch covers over the door 
and a coat in the crack stifled the sounds almost successfully. Add to this an expert 
"hushcr" in the person of a conscience-stricken girl; couches and chairs ranged care- 
fully along the wall; lower light dropped and muffled with a turkish towel, "eats" 
spread out in tempting (?) order in the middle of the floor, and the scene is hud for 
an old fashioned mid-night spread. The "sounds" so carefully stifled were the 


beating of a fudge spoon, voices in heated discussion as to the fitness of white glycerine 
for use in greasing a dish (butter being lacking), requests for the peanuf butter — or 
the roast pork — and eternal giggles. Then came the moments of stopped hearts. 
hair on end, frightened awe, and vows of "never again". Why? We thought we 
heard someone. But it was always a false alarm. 

Mr. Jones is still in charge of the heat, light and windows and he certainly brought 
back some vivid pictures of old days. Can you remember his daily inspections, 
his words of kindly advice, information and warning, when he met us in the corridor 
and patiently (?) explained that we had gone to school and left our steam on and 
windows open or had burned two lights, contrary to all laws of institutional life? 
When I first saw him, he was testing the fire-bells, at the same time, Monday noon 
during lunch. Time has not weakened the sound of those bells they are as brazen 
as ever and enough to wake the dead. 

Will you ever forget the first real drill we had, the morning after the Senior play, 
when everybody was about dead? You remember the time I mean, right after we 
had a new night watchman, and his heavy tread on the third floor jarred out the ^lass 
in the bell on the floor below and rang in the alarm at half past five in the morning. 
Perhaps it didn't make such an impression on you as it did on me, but it doesn't seem 
now, as if I shall ever be able to forget that morning. How sleepy the girls were 
and how they did grumble, because such a time had been chosen for a drill! Even 
when the lines, carefully guarded by the noble self-sacrificing officers, cool in the 
belief that it was only a drill, did arrive in the lower hall and found everybody rushing 
around looking for a fire and the bells still clanging, the only thing that bothered them 
seemed to be lack of sleep. They lacked sleep for some time, however, for the new 
night watchman, never having heard of a drill and being totally unaware of our mag- 
nificent bells, knew not where to turn them off, consequently, they clanged gaily for 
half an hour, killing all sleep. They might have killed a few of the inmates, if someone 
hadn't conceived the bright idea of holding the button until the indispensable Mr. 
Jones could be summoned to turn off the current. For a time that alarm was such 
a mystery, too; but, at caused some amusement later, to find out how quickly 
a keen, clear-thinking person can solve a mystery and predict dire results for the 
guilty party. 

An equally vivid memory to us all was the night after a February vacation, when 
the girls, weary from holiday exertions, were called from their rooms at nine o'clock 
to "mop" in the dining room. Did you go that night? Well, do you remember that 
nursery rhyme, "Some in rags and some in tags and some in velvet gowns"? That 
rhyme would apply beautifully to a line of description for the "bucket brigade," only 
the words wouldn't be "tags" or "rags." and the implements of war, well, all I can 
say, is, that such a variety of pails, mops, brooms, etc., has never been equalled in 
my knowledge. Night watchman, matrons, teachers, maids, girls, all mopped; what 
did a little matter like personal appearance have to do with them? Hut no matter 
how they mopped, the water still poured down from above like a river and the floor 
was a regular lake; the ceiling was down and broken dishes and chairs were in abundance. 
Such havoc as one small leak can work! Yet those old mopping bees were so frequent 
that Taconie Hall would not seem like the real place without one now and then for 
excitement. But that one was the king of them all, and the canvas ceiling which met 
our gaze, also the gaze of our guests for fifteen weary weeks, was our tribute to the 
thoroughness of its work. 

NOR M A L O G U E 83 

By the way, they do not have any more "man dances" at the "dorm." I don'l 
suppose they've had any since we were refused one in our Senior year. Will you ever 
forgel I lie SOggy feeling which came over you when you had to withdraw those invi- 
tations to that dance? After, figuratively speaking, begging on bended knee, our 
would-be guests to grace the one event of the season with their presence and after 
receiving their reluctant consent to the same, what a blow it was, to be obliged to 
write that "it grieves us exceedingly but," etc. Grieves is not the correct word either. 
Pained is much better. Oh well, such was life, especially in Taconic Hall! And 
such plans as we had made to make that dance a credit to the hall. All dashed to 
the ground! Well, F suppose it really was a good thing. You know as Juniors we 
used to gel terribly excited over the preparations; the new dresses, the committees, 
the long-receiving line, the entertainment, the music and all. And how the girls did 
flutter down to receive the masculine element! Why, really, I can't understand how 
they allowed it. Once there must have been as many as twelve men, I do believe. 
And nearly every lime it was almost eleven before we got into bed. Now of course, 
in staider (?) years, I realize that such undue excitement, such late hours was entirely 
too much for the constitution of any young, growing girl. Ahem! 

After that the girls raved for hours about the other thrilling incidents of dor- 
mitory life; the study hours so rigidly (?) kept, the walks, the singing bees on the 
big front porch, the sleeping bees on the front balcony, "lights out" at quarter after 
ten, which I am afraid was sometimes the signal, in our room at least, for lights to go 
out of the room and into the closet. 

Then we talked of the Victor recitals in the library, on rainy Sunday afternoons, 
which gave us the creeps, because we had harrowing thoughts of "Home, Sweet Home," 
and of that one beautiful April night when we listened to the Victor on the upper 
balcony, a never-to-be-forgol ten pleasure which was the fruit of a struggle, made 
in the name of principle and comfort. Of course, the winter sewing bees by the 
open fire, the after-dinner dancing parties, the coasting parties and the "indignation 
meetings" held regularly in the halls about something or other, received due con- 
sideration, nor did we slight the Saturday morning struggle for cleanliness and order 
in our rooms. 

Then someone asked if we remembered our old definition for a dinner party; a 
few extra nuts and a dish of candy. Youth is easily pleased, is it not? But when 
a person goes "out" to dinner, simply by changing into her best dress and moving 
to the next table, it is the climax in contentment. But didn't we enjoy them, then? 

Have you noticed this year's catalogue? Well, I looked in it for that line which 
we discovered in one of our old catalogues, that afforded us so much amusement; 
but it wasn't there. The line was to the effect that the "dorm" contained single 
rooms and suites and we never could account for the suites, until we came to the 
conclusion that a suite was a room and two closets. Do you remember how instantly 
the girls began to call their closets their boudoirs and spoke pompously of their private 
suites, containing two "boudoirs" and a living room? And dear me, didn't those 
"boudoirs" contain fine facilities for light house keeping? One could even serve a 
luncheon for four in one of them, provided the menu contained nothing more serious 
than mince pie. 

Well, my dear, it's almost midnight and I haven't said a word about what hap- 
pened during my visit in North Adams, hut really, there isn't much to say. The 


present is totally eclipsed by memories of the past. But oh, will yon ever forget the 
dear old place, Taeonie Hall of Blessed Memory, where our spirits were like those 
of the negro in the old song, "sometimes up and sometimes down*'; where we fooled 
and played when we should have labored, and hung out notices for the night watch- 
man to "please call us" etc. in order to make up for wasted hours; where we lay awake 
nights wondering how our work was ever to he finished; where we dogged around 
corners to escape the everlasting "whys, "which were hurled at our defenseless heads 
on all possible occasions; where we begrudged to spend valuable time in mere eating, 
that is, eating where we should and when we should, for strange to say, eating a meal 
in the proper place was a matter of necessity with us, not pleasure; and where we 
should most likely have had our careers nipped in the bud and we ourselves shipped 
home in disgrace, if it had not been for the infinite patience of her who rules supreme 
in Taeonie Hall and does her best to make her reign work gladness for her "family?" 
But in defense of those wasted hours and mad scrambles to catch up, I say now, I 
wouldn't have done otherwise for worlds, would you? 

Best love, 

b ]). 

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patriots' Jfortij 

^W^IIEN Ave first came here as Juniors, we were naturally very curious about the 
«W* customs of the dormitory, and asked many questions of the Seniors. Among 
the other interesting things of which they told us was the Valentine Party. This, 
they said, was given by the teachers to the girls and was the principal event of the 
year. We looked forward to it with a great deal of pleasure, and I assure you we were 
in no way disappointed. The dining room, tastefully decorated and lighted by candles, 
was very effective, and we have nothing but the pleasantest recollections of that 

This year, we, as Seniors, told the Juniors of the pleasures in store for them, not 
forgetting the Valentine Party. But much to our surprise, when the evening arrived, 
it turned out to he a Patriots' Party. 

That evening, as we were lining up in the Dance Hall, I could not help hut notice 
the pleasing color effect produced, as everyone was dressed in white and many wore 
red ribbons on their hair. These, together with the small flags they carried, seemed 
to bear out the sentiment of the day. Singing "Marching Through Georgia," we 
marched along the corridor and under an arch, decorated with flags and bunting, 
into the dining room. Here the lines separated, forming an aisle, through which 
the waitresses passed to their own table, the rest following to their respective places, 
where they joined in singing "America the Beautiful" before sitting down. 

In the center of each table was a round wooden flag holder, in which each girl 
placed her own flag. The tables were also decorated with place cards, favors, candy, 
nuts, etc., the whole presenting a very festive appearance. 

As we all sat talking, laughing and enjoying our meal, we suddenly heard the 
opening strains of "The Star Spangled Banner" on the Victor. Everyone rose and 
joined heartily in the singing of our national anthem. A listener could easily have 
discerned that everyone in the room was a loyal American and felt keenly the weight 
of every word she sang. Many other patriotic songs and negro melodies were also 
sung — "Tipperary" among the rest. 

When all were through, everyone stood and sang our "Alma Mater," after which 
we marched out to the tune "When Johnnie Comes Marching Home," played on 
the Victor. Out in the hall, we all joined in "America," and then separated to go 
to our respective rooms. 

Next year, when we are trying to "uplift some rural com minify," we shall, 
no doubt, think with pleasure of the many good times we had at Taconic Hall and 
our hearts give a rousing cheer for "The Faculty." 

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